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April 2015 Chuitna Letter From IEEFA

April 2015 Chuitna Letter From IEEFA  

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Op-Ed: Why an Alaskan Coal Project Is Unviable

Shannyn Moore for Alaska Dispatch News: Alaska’s only coal mine — owned by the Usibelli family — has seen its exports fall 57 percent in the past four years. The company just announced that it is stopping all exports of coal for the foreseeable future. No wonder a coal market analysis by the Institute for […]

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Global Trends Continue to Undermine U.S. Coal-Export Schemes

Markets Will Not Support Expansions and Developments Proposed in Alaska, California and Washington State

The outlook for coal markets off the West Coast of the U.S. continues to weaken. This fast-developing erosion is rooted in a structural, long-term move that makes elaborate coal-export schemes more and more ill advised as coal’s decline deepens. Projects pitched, for example, at Longview, Wash., at the Port of Oakland, and for the Chuitna […]

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Building a New Coal Mine in Alaska Is as Crazy as It Sounds

Markets will not support PacRim’s Chuitna Project

The U.S.—indeed the world—does not need another coal mine to supply an already oversupplied seaborne thermal coal market. That’s what our research has shown for quite some time now and it’s why we filed a letter this morning with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources explaining why the proposed Chuitna mine just southwest of Anchorage […]

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BILLINGS REPORT SEES WEST COAST COAL PORTS ‘IFFY AT BEST’

IEEFA’s Tom Sanzillo is featured again in a KTVQ report on the struggling U.S. coal industry. The station, the CBS affiliate in Billings, Mont., aired its special report over two nights this week. (KTVQ) Financial Struggles Dog U.S. Coal Industry: Otter Creek Project in Jeopardy

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Export-Market Downturn Spells Trouble for Proposed Alaska Coal Mine

Developers of the proposed Chuitna mine near Alaska’s Cook Inlet are counting on being able to sell the coal for export to Asia. But their timing couldn’t be worse: the seaborne coal market has entered a steep structural decline—not a cyclical one—and established producers, including one from Alaska are scrambling already for whatever market share […]

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April 2015 Chuitna Letter From IEEFA

April 2015 Chuitna Letter From IEEFA  

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