The John T. Boyd Company publication "Changing Currents" - describes how the Powder River Basin’s Balance of Supply Will Evolve Over the Next 20 Years.
We discuss the current status of production within the PRB detailing major developments impacting the region’s operations, including environmental regulations, the federal leasing program, the growing opportunity for thermal coal exports, etc. General insights into the technical, physical and competitive aspects (e.g., expected cost of production) for the major PRB operations are also provided based on our hands-on knowledge collected over the past 30 years.
This PRB In-Depth Review includes:
Most notably, our studies focus on the possible structural changes within the basin - particularly the threat of declining 8,800 Btu PRB production over time (due to the lack of new LBA reserves) and the transition to increased output from 8,400-Btu mines and the potential for new project development in the Montana portion of the northern PRB.
Our projections utilize our knowledge of regional mining parameters and cost drivers, information available within the public domain, as well as extra-regional factors such as the impact of the domestic electricity generation on future coal demand.
Please contact John T Boyd Company for further information: United States Eastern US Headquarter Office, 724-873-4400 (inquire with Bill Wolf).