Jim is the executive director of U.S. coal for IHS Markit and lead commentator for the Coal & Energy newsletter and editor of the U.S. Coal Review.He is conversant on worldwide market trends, with a focus on the North American coal markets. Jim provides expertise both in thermal coal for electricity production and metallurgical coal for use in the steelmaking process. He is widely quoted by leading financial newspapers and speaks at multiple, industry-related conferences. He has more than two decades of experience in providing analysis and insight on coal markets for coal producers and consumers, as well as for financial analysts and investors. Jim co-founded Energy Publishing, which was acquired by IHS in 2013, and is now part of IHS Markit. He graduated from Dallas Baptist University.