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Average weekly coal commodity spot prices
dollars per short ton
Week ending Week ago
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Central Appalachia
12,500 Btu, 1.2 SO2
Northern Appalachia
13,000 Btu, < 3.0 SO2
Illinois Basin
11,800 Btu, 5.0 SO2
Powder River Basin
8,800 Btu, 0.8 SO2
Uinta Basin
11,700 Btu, 0.8 SO2
Source: With permission, S&P Global
Note: Prompt quarter delivery coal prices by each region are shown above. The prompt quarter is the quarter that follows the current quarter. For example, the second quarter is the prompt quarter of a period from January to the end of March. In the row headings, the Btu values represent heat content per pound of coal, and the SO2 values reflect pounds of SO2 per MMBtu. Because the historical spot price data are proprietary, they cannot be released by EIA; see S&P Global. S&P Global.

    
Average weekly coal commodity spot prices
dollars per mmbtu
Week ending Week ago
change
Central Appalachia
12,500 Btu, 1.2 SO2
Northern Appalachia
13,000 Btu, < 3.0 SO2
Illinois Basin
11,800 Btu, 5.0 SO2
Powder River Basin
8,800 Btu, 0.8 SO2
Uinta Basin
11,700 Btu, 0.8 SO2
Source: With permission, S&P Global
Note: Prompt quarter delivery coal prices by each region are shown above. The prompt quarter is the quarter that follows the current quarter. For example, the second quarter is the prompt quarter of a period from January to the end of March. In the row headings, the Btu values represent heat content per pound of coal, and the SO2 values reflect their percentage of total coal weight. Because the historical spot price data are proprietary, they cannot be released by EIA; see S&P Global. S&P Global.

    

About the Coal Markets Report

The Coal Markets Report summarizes average weekly coal commodity spot prices by coal regions in the United States. The historical data for coal commodity spot market prices are proprietary and not available for public release.

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