John T. Boyd Company Updates

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BOYD Experience Map

July 2021:

BOYD is proud to have experience in over 90 countries! Thank you to our clients for allowing us to reach this accomplishment. We're looking forward to the future.

Australia Coal Industry Map

Australia is one of the world’s leading coal exporters: in 2020, Australia was the No. 1 exporter of metallurgical coal and the No. 2 exporter of thermal coal1. Over the next five years, exports of both metallurgical coal and thermal coal are forecast to grow slowly.

PITT Seam Ownership Map

The Pittsburgh No. 8 Seam consists of only four producers. They include American Consolidated Natural Resources (formerly Murray Energy Corporation), CONSOL Energy Inc., Alliance Resource Partners LP, and Contura Energy, Inc. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced coal demand for all the Pittsburgh No. 8 Seam producers through the Third Quarter of 2020. There has been news that Contura Energy executed a definitive agreement with Iron Senergy Holding, LLC for the divestment of Contura Energy’s Pennsylvania operations, including the Cumberland Mine. The equity transaction is expected to close before the end of the year, and upon closing will transfer to Iron Senergy the subsidiaries that hold Contura Energy’s Cumberland and Emerald mines and the associated coal reserves, mining permits and operations, infrastructure, equipment, and transloading facilities.

Webinar: Complying with S-K 1300


On November 10th, BOYD presented a webinar titled “Complying with
S-K 1300: Maintaining Compliance in Light of New Reporting Requirements”. Our experts discussed what this new regulation entails, who is affected, what companies must do to ensure compliance, and additional insightful information.

If you have any questions regarding Regulation S-K 1300, please contact us and ask to speak with one of the presenters: Rob Farmer, Vice President, or Greg Stanish, Director of Geological Services.

If you missed the webinar, you can watch the recording here.

Webinar: Panel Interactivo de Carbón Colombiano

Colombia Dashboard Update

On July 30th, BOYD presented a webinar showcasing our Colombian Coal Dashboard. The dashboard includes a collection of key data for the Colombian Coal Industry, such as, production, royalties, origin and destinations, as well as, prices, rankings, consumption, and markets.

The webinar also included many notable speakers. Juan Camilo Nariño, President of the Asociación Colombiana de Minería, Juan Manuel Sanchez, President of Fenalcarbón, Fredy Rojas, Mine Engineer from UPME, and Alejandro Castañeda, President of ANDEG, all spoke about how beneficial this tool is to the Colombian Coal Industry. BOYD’s representatives included Carlos Barrera, Managing Director, Andrés Montoya, Senior Mining Engineer, and John Boyd, President & CEO. Special thanks to Carlos and Andrés for organizing and presenting this enlightening event!

If you missed the webinar, you can watch the recording here.

Colombian Coal

Colombia Map

Colombia plays an essential role in the world coal market. The country is the 5th largest thermal exporter (as 2019), and is in the top 10 for metallurgical coal and coke exports. Consolidated open pit thermal coal regions have been producing for over 40 years and metallurgical regions are focused in the northeastern departments with mostly underground small and medium size operations. The relative flat and shallow thermal coal seams near the Caribbean sea contrast with the thin, steep and highly faulted geological setting of the interior of the country.

Coal represents ±65% of the mining GDP and ±19% of the total exports of the country, making this mineral a key driver for the economy.