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PRB coal production down 14.7% in third quarter: MSHA
Houston (Platts)--19 Oct 2016 526 pm EDT/2126 GMT
Powder River Basin coal production dropped 14.7% in the third quarter from the year-ago quarter, US Mine Safety and Health Administration data shows.
BHP Billiton's Jul-Sep thermal coal output hit by rain; 2016-17 guidance unchanged
Sydney (Platts)--19 Oct 2016 323 am EDT/723 GMT
Australia-listed BHP Billiton's thermal coal production took a hit in July-September due to adverse weather conditions, but the company has maintained its guidance for fiscal 2016-2017 (July-June), it said in its quarterly operational review Wednesday.
Scrutiny needed to prevent potential ARA thermal coal price manipulation: trader
Lisbon (Platts)--18 Oct 2016 1229 pm EDT/1629 GMT
Deeper scrutiny of trading practices that could be used to influence the price of European delivered thermal coal is required to prevent the potential for manipulation in an illiquid market, Uniper director of coal and freight Gustavo Fernandez said Monday at the Coaltrans World Coal Leaders Network in Lisbon.
China's coastal coal freights soar in week to Tuesday
Hunan, China (Platts)--18 Oct 2016 724 am EDT/1124 GMT
Freight rates for shipping coal from northern China's Qinhuangdao port to the other Chinese ports of Zhangjiagang, Shanghai and Guangzhou in eastern and southern China soared in the week ended Tuesday, port operator Qinhuangdao Port said.
Plunge in NAPP coal production tempered at CNXC, Murray longwalls
Houston (Platts)--17 Oct 2016 541 pm EDT/2141 GMT
While coal production across Northern Appalachia has decreased this year, the blow from output cuts has been softened at the region's largest longwall mines, industry data showed.
RWE warns of coal supply interruptions at some German power plants
London (Platts)--17 Oct 2016 917 am EDT/1317 GMT
German utility RWE said supply of hard coal to its power plants at Bergkamen, Gersteinwerk and Westfalen were being affected by low water levels on the river Rhine.
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