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The American Coal Council has partnered with numerous publications to offer ACC members the following publication specials. Please note: These specials are limited to ACC members and first-time subscribers only!

Please also note that the descriptions of each publication were not prepared by the American Coal Council. All information on these trade publications was provided by the publisher.

SNL Energy:

SNL is your single source for news, data and research on the coal industry. Access news, pricing, financial and operational data through SNL's Web- and Excel-based platforms. Coverage includes: CME/NYMEX forward coal prices, fuel procurement analysis, transportation costs, mine production and company financial reports. SNL provides an unrivaled view of the coal market. And SNL's news desk is the deepest and most experienced in the energy business.

SNL Energy's industry-leading news coverage is tightly integrated with the company, power plant, and coal mine Briefing Books. From the stories, users can link directly into a briefing book or related news stories. Market-moving news is delivered online, dynamically filtered to your specific interests.

Dive deep into the coal industry with our daily or weekly publications.

Daily Coal Report: Daily news updates on all aspects of the coal market.

Coal Report: Insider news for coal professionals, published weekly.

For more information, visit

SNL Financial is an ACC member and a Champion Sponsor


About Argus
Argus is a leading provider of price assessments, business intelligence and market data for the global crude oil, petroleum products, gas, LPG, coal, electricity, biofuels, biomass, emissions, fertilizer and transportation industries. It is headquartered in London, and has offices worldwide. Argus was founded in 1970 and is a privately held UK-registered company, owned by its employees and the family of its founder.

Argus coal services include international daily and weekly price assessments, market moving news and commentary. Argus produces, jointly with McCloskey Coal, the API Series, which are standard industry benchmarks .

Coal Daily

This report provides coal market intelligence, pricing and analysis for the US coal markets. Argus assesses prices in the traditional spot market for physical and OTC coal. Request a trial.

Coal Daily Intl

This service features key coal prices, market-moving news, assessments and indexes accompanied by the latest coal market nets and analysis. Request a trial.

Coal Transportation

This weekly publication helps industry participants deal with opaque transportation markets and logistical challenges and mitigate their exposure. Request a trial.

Coal Price Index

This index service provides coal prices and historical trend data for the API 2, API 4, API 5, API 6, API 8 and API C1 indexes, which are used in the international coal industry. Request more information.

Rail Business

This high-value data and analytics service combines intelligent market analysis and key freight data for industry performance and price benchmarking. It includes policy and regulatory news, freight rate data for commodity shippers and performance benchmarking for every Class 1 railroad. Request more information.

NA Electricity Forward Curves

This service is a powerful, independent market valuation tool to support investment and trading decisions in electricity markets across North America. Argus covers daily assessments of electricity forwards at 28 locations, including all the major electricity hubs and relevant trading locations in North America. Request more information.

NA Heat Rate Curves

Argus produces daily forward heat rates for 26 major electricity hubs valued as a function of CME Henry Hub Natural Gas Futures as well as valued as a function of 15 non-NYMEX natural gas markets.  Non-NYMEX natural gas markets include most of the major North American natural gas trading hubs/markets. Request more information.

US Electricity

This daily report provides daily spot prices, analysis of market trends and exclusive forward market data. This includes peak and off-peak prices, as well as gas and coal spark spreads. Request a trial.

Argus is an ACC member and a Advocate Sponsor

Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is a leading global provider of energy and commodities information. With a century of business experience, Platts serves customers across more than 150 countries. An independent provider, Platts serves the oil, natural gas, electricity, emissions, nuclear power, coal, petrochemical, shipping, and metals markets from 17 offices worldwide. Platts' real-time news, pricing, analytical services and  conferences help markets operate with transparency and efficiency. Traders, risk managers, analysts, and industry leaders depend upon Platts to help them make better trading and investment decisions. Additional information is available at

Platts is offering a 2 week trial subscription to the following publications:

Expert, exclusive coverage of U.S. coal markets, prices, contracts, transactions, mergers, acquisitions, transportation, utility deregulation, company profiles, and labor trends. Published every week, Coal Outlook provides in-depth strategic market intelligence that keeps industry executives up-to-date on industry ins and outs-who's buying, who's selling, contract terms, pricing, origin, and delivery. Request a trial (please provide contact details)

Global Power Report brings you the latest news on power development and privatizations around the world including new projects, policies, government and utility solicitations, markets, financings and corporate strategies. Every week, Global Power Report will keep you up to speed on new opportunities, market challenges and the activities of your competition. Request a trial (please provide contact details)

Electric Utility Weekprovides news and intelligence for top executives in the electric utility industry worldwide. Our global network of correspondents keeps you on top of industry restructuring, legislative and regulatory developments, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, diversification, privatizations, as well as key corporate and management strategies. Request a trial (please provide contact details)

Receive accurate, sophisticated insight into the international steam and coking coal markets. Get key prices, monthly import/export statistics, trading trends, mine developments, transportation, sales opportunities, petcoke, company and financial news. Request a trial (please provide contact details.)

Platts is an ACC member and a Advocate Sponsor


IHS McCloskey

IHS McCloskey:

IHS is the leading information company with comprehensive content, insight and expertise in areas shaping today’s global landscape. Businesses and governments around the world use our products and solutions to make faster and more confident decisions.

IHS McCloskey Coal Publications is the premier source for news and analysis of global coal markets. Whether it is our instant coal news delivered to your smart phone or our online monthly reports investigating the Chinese and UK coal sectors, we provide you with the essential data and analysis you need for making critical business decisions.

With McCloskey Coal Publications, you receive:

  • Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the international coal industry
  • An interpretative and analytical style of journalism that brings clarity and context to news stories
  • Price reporting providing accurate up-to-the-minute data on trades and term contracts
  • Time-critical information containing accurate and insightful intelligence for informed decision making
  • Short-cuts to critical information
  • Essential data for determining your coal project's financial viability

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