Coal and Coke

Crown Coal and Coke Company is a leading sales agent for metallurgical and steam coal. Since 1920, we have maintained an independent sales role in the coal and coke market for steel, utility and industrial applications. In addition, we provide coal and coke logistics services, and coal and coke consulting services in the form of coal and coke market analysis, raw materials analysis, and specification analysis and availability.

Steam coal, used in the production of electricity, is sold primarily on the basis of its BTUs, sulfur and ash content. New environmental regulations have complicated the purchasers' coal supply portfolio by placing a premium on low sulfur coals. Through our extensive knowledge of coal seam specifications and coal producers, Crown Coal and Coke Company has become a valued partner by those seeking to enhance their coal supply portfolio.

Metallurgical coal, or coking coal, is used in the process of producing coke, and is sold on the basis of its carbon, sulfur, ash and volatile content.

Differing coals can be blended to produce the right range of coke specifications. Crown Coal and Coke Company, through its knowledge of the coking process, is an experienced evaluator of metallurgical coals and their value in the coal market.

Coke is made from low ash, sulfur and phosphorus coking coals, which have certain physical properties that cause them to soften, liquefy and then re-solidify into hard but porous lumps when heated in the absence of air. A coke's value is based upon is moisture, ash, sizing, carbon, stability and volatile content.

Crown Coal & Coke Company has extensive relationships with coke producers on five continents. We have a working knowledge of production and transportation issues, as well as international trade matters. As consultants, or sales agents, Crown provides our customers with a direct conduit to the international and North American coke markets.

If you would like to know more about our services in the coal and coke industry, or coal and coke sales, call us at 412-921-1950,
or send us an e-mail.