An annual supply contract beginning today between Xstrata (XSRAY.PK +1.3%) and Japan's Chugoku...

|About: Xstrata Plc Adr (XSRAY)|By:, SA News Editor

An annual supply contract beginning today between Xstrata (XSRAY.PK +1.3%) and Japan's Chugoku Electric prices thermal coal at $130/ton, up more than 30% from last year, and a new record. Often overlooked, thermal coal rivals oil and natural gas in global importance. Thermal coal producers.