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Advising Clients about Coal Contracts and Price Negotiations 

Parsons Behle & Latimer's energy team has experience assisting clients in coal markets across the country. 

Parsons’ energy attorneys regularly assist electric utility clients in:

  • Negotiating and drafting coal supply agreements from simple, short-term spot agreements to complicated, decades-long life-of-the-mine contracts
  • Large “cost-plus” coal supply agreements, which demand an intimate understanding of the economics of coal production.
  • Deep experience advising on mine ownership issues

We also regularly assist our clients in:

  • Coal transportation contracts (rail, truck, barge)
  • Disposal contracts for fly ash and other coal combustion by-products to third parties, such as cement plants and road construction contractors
  • Representing utility clients in litigation and arbitrations under coal supply agreements
  • Rail transportation agreements, including:
    • Rail rates
    • Seller shortages
    • Validity of force majeure claims and more

Parsons coal attorneys collaborate with the firm’s highly-experienced environmental law team to provide clients with additional guidance in:

  • Air and soil regulations governing the burning of coal
  • Storage of combustion by-products that cannot otherwise be disposed or sold
  • Responses on behalf of utility clients to Section 114 requests from the EPA
  • Responses to requests for information from public interest groups

When it comes to negotiating coal prices, our clients benefit from the solid relationships we have developed with some of the finest consultants in the country.