Marston Publishes Compelling North American Coking Coal Study, Responding to Global Steel Chaos and its Consequences for North American Coking Coal

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Marston’s North American Coking Coal Study is a valuable resource for those keen on understanding a quickly changing global commodities market. For buyers, sellers and those with a vested interest in coking coal and its properties, Marston’s Study offers current must-have information regarding the show, what and where of North American coking coal.

As a global leader in providing consulting services to the mining industry, Marston, a Golder Associates Company, recently released a unique coking coal study with global ramifications. The competitive environment for the steel industry, and those serving and buying from it, has changed. New developments, often unexpected, are occurring at a fearsome pace. These new developments of course place a premium on knowledge and response. Those in the coking coal business are now being taxed to the strategic limit when it comes to deciding what actions to take.

As interest in the U.S. and Canadian coking coal industries continues to grow, companies must be prepared to seize good opportunities when they arise.

Key Issues addressed in the Study:
The availability of low- and mid-vol U.S. coking coal production and reserves.
The range in costs for U.S. and Canadian export coking coals.
How “marginal” or “crossover” coking coals factor into the U.S. export equation.
Transportation logistics may be a limiting factor for future North American coking coal exports.
The possible impact of new policies and regulations.

The study also provides regional reviews of geology and coal quality, a 2010 summary of North American coking coal production by mining complex, a review of major players and recent acquisitions and information on working within the North American business environment.

Individuals interested in learning more about the North American coking coal industry and Marston’s Study can visit http://www.marston.com or contact Tom Cooke at (314) 984-8800.

About Marston, A Golder Associates Company
Marston, a Golder Associates Company, is a full-service mining consultancy that specializes in mine planning and geologic services for open pit and underground coal, metals, oil sands, and industrial mineral mines. As part of Golder, a world leader in engineering and environmental consulting, Marston can offer expanded mine planning and resource evaluation capabilities.

Since 1977, Marston has provided its wide range of services to mining companies, financial institutions, private investors, electric utilities and government agencies worldwide. Marston furnishes full-service mine management consultation, mining engineering, geological services and environmental services.

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