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The US coal industry in 2015: the impact on buyers

The US coal industry in 2015: the impact on buyers

Report summary

 Electric power, steel, refining, manufacturing, chemical and pharmaceutical industries that depend on coal are concerned about the health of the market and wonder how another round of new-era mine closures and consolidation will change competition or diversity of the commodity they depend on. In this insight, we discuss how this "new normal" may evolve, for coal buyers.

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This Coal Insight report highlights the key issues surrounding this topic, and draws out the implications for those involved.

Participants, suppliers and advisors can use it to look at the trends, risks and issues within the coal industry and gain an alternative point of view when making decisions.

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  • Executive Summary
  • Consolidation fears: for sellers too
  • Consolidation as survival
  • Market concentration of the coal industry
  • Self-managing supply risk
  • Buyers and Sellers adapting to a New Normal
    • Changing contractual patterns
    • A push for contract flexibility
    • CONSOL's new flex-fuel contract: will it work?
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
    • HHI Explained
    • Case Example

In this report there are 7 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive Summary
  • Consolidation fears: for sellers too
  • Consolidation as survival
    • 2015 Thermal Coal Production cuts/delays announced in 2015 YTD (Mst)
  • Market concentration of the coal industry
    • 2014 Coal industry concentration and HHI based on MSHA production
    • 2014 Coal industry concentration of large producers and with Murray/Foresight merger
  • Self-managing supply risk
    • EIA Contract deliveries
    • EIA Delivered coal prices
  • Buyers and Sellers adapting to a New Normal
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
    • Herfindahl–Hirschman Index (HHI) senario example table
    • Herfindahl–Hirschman Index (HHI) senario example chart
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