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Indonesias Aug HBA thermal coal price records another all-time low

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Indonesias Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources set its August thermal coal reference price, also known as Harga Batubara Acuan, at $59.14/mt FOB, the lowest ever since its inception in January 2009.

The August HBA price is 0.03% lower from Julys $59.16/mt.

The HBA is a monthly average price based 25% on Platts Kalimantan 5,900 kcal/kg gross as received assessment; 25% on Argus-Indonesia Coal Index 1 (6,500 kcal/kg GAR); 25% on the Newcastle Export Index -- formerly the Barlow-Jonker index (6,322 kcal/kg GAR) of Energy Publishing -- and 25% on the globalCOAL Newcastle (6,000 kcal/kg NAR) index.

In July, the daily FOB Platts Kalimantan 5,900 GAR coal assessment averaged $52.42/mt, while the daily 90-day Platts Newcastle FOB price for coal with a calorific value of 6,300 kcal/kg GAR averaged $59.13/mt.

The HBA for thermal coal is the basis for determining the prices of 73 Indonesian coal products and for calculating the royalty producers have to pay for each metric ton of coal they sell locally or overseas.

It is based on 6,322 kcal/kg GAR coal, with 8% total moisture content, 15% ash and 0.8% sulfur.

Posted by : admin [ 8/19/2015 6:54:00 AM ]