This service — which features a monthly report by this name plus the U.S. Coal Stockpile Estimates report and accompanying data sets — provides analysis and data on a wide range of issues affecting supply, demand, balances, and ultimately, prices of coal in various U.S. regions. As a natural complement to both PIRA's regular power grid and emissions market coverage, the U.S. Coal Market Forecast explains the interplay of such factors as production, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide credit trading, weather, transportation, natural gas competition, and the economy. The end result is a comprehensive service that provides the same kind of fundamentals-based analysis and forecasting included in the monthly International Thermal Coal Market Outlook (a key deliverable of PIRA's International Coal Retainer Service).
The report can be purchased on its own. It is also an included deliverable in the International Coal Service and the North American Electricity Retainer Service.
In addition to the monthly report's keen analysis, readers also receive data tables that cover:
The U.S. Coal Stockpile Estimates report assesses electric power sector (EPS) coal inventories by region for the current calendar month. It leverages on one of PIRA’s strengths — our regional power and fuel consumption projections — in order to project a forward-looking days cover (or days burn if you will) estimate for each of 10 specific regions and the U.S. in total. All of the major coal basins are represented across the respective EPS coal stock regions that PIRA models.
The U.S. Coal Market Forecast service includes a monthly report of that name, data tables that accompany the report, and the U.S. Coal Stockpile Estimates report.
In the Market Forecast report you will find:
The monthly data tables cover:
The U.S. Coal Stockpile Estimates report is divided into five Excel worksheets of historic actuals and forecasts of:
The U.S. Coal Market Forecast is an included deliverable of the North American Electric Power and the International Coal retainer services. If you are not a client to either of those services, you can still purchase the U.S. Coal Market Forecast service on its own.