Gas Demand Growing as Coal Prices and Exports Heat Up
Henry Hub aside, the real hot commodity this summer has been coal, as spot prices for Australian thermal reached $100 per ton (ASD) in September for the first time since April, 2012. The country is the world's second largest exporter of coal, behind Indonesia.

This price spike has been spurred by government-enforced domestic mining cuts in China that have required steel makers and electricity generators to make up for shortfalls by stepping up their coal imports. The world coal industry ...

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