Category Archives: Coal

Coal is an industrial commodity that is purchased by industrial users for coal’s heat content. There are three primary users: electricity generation utilities, carbon steel makers, and industrial companies like cement makers.

Coal Industry

History of Coal During the 1980s, global diversified mining companies, domestic steel companies, electric utilities, and integrated oil companies controlled coal mining assets. Corporate strategies were around maximizing volumes, and gaining market share. Electric utilities, the primary customers, had considerable pricing power over the coal producers. Many competitors exited the industry through consolidation or bankruptcy. […]