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July Hampton Roads Coal Exports Rise 3.4% on Month to 2.77m Tons



HOUSTON — Coal exports from terminals in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region totaled 2.77 million st in July, up 3.4% from the prior month and up 61.7% from the year-ago month, according to the Virginia Maritime Association.

Exports rose as both low volatility hard coking coal and European-delivered thermal coal prices ticked up compared with June levels.

S&P Global Platts assessments of HCC metallurgical coal averaged $156/mt FOB US East Coast in July, up from $144.93/mt the prior month, and Platts assessments of CIF ARA delivered thermal coal averaged $83.49/mt, up from $79.48/mt in June.

28. September 2017 by Terry Headley
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