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Walter Energy, Inc. Message Board

  • blackboxfund blackboxfund Jul 10, 2013 6:12 AM Flag

    As I predicted there will be QE in China again soon .I expect a surprise to the shallow thinking analyst increased demand for high quality

    World shares pushed to three-week highs on Wednesday as weak Chinese data sparked talk of monetary easing in Beijing, while the dollar dipped as markets awaited minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting.

    Also, the way I see it if you close obsolete Steel makers the ones that are left will raise prices and only use a high quality low polluting coal for their production requirements ... These fundemental changes will be same in Europe, Latam and the U.S.

    The better quality the Met coal the better you can make a consistent quality of steel product

    Optimal operation of the blast furnace demands the highest quality of raw materials – the carbon content of coke therefore plays a crucial role in terms of its effect in the furnace and on the hot metal quality. A blast furnace fed with high quality coke requires less coke input, results in higher quality hot metal and better productivity. Overall costs may be lower, as fewer impurities in the coke mean smaller amounts of flux must be used.

    Around 0.6 tonnes (600 kg) of coke produces 1 tonne (1000 kg) of steel, which means that around 770 kg of coal are used to produce 1 tonne of steel through this production route.

    Basic Oxygen Furnaces currently produce about 70% of the world’s steel. A further 29% of steel is produced in Electric Arc Furnaces.

    If we stay on the other side of 11.81 then the sky is the limit long term

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

 
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