Jason Popivchak

Xcoal Energy & Resources

Director of Logistics

Jason Popivchak, Director Logistics at Latrobe, PA-based Xcoal Energy & Resources and XLNG, the most prolific exporter of US coal, a critical exporter of coal from Australia and a strategic global supplier of LNG, has been involved in energy logistics for 25 years. During that time, Mr. Popivchak has assumed roles of increasing responsibilities. In his current position, he oversees rail, barge and ocean transporation logistics for all of Xcoal and XLNG's energy and metallurgical coal cargos, which are shipped 24/7 to several continents. He and his team oversee transportation and logistics from source to final destination in both the Atlantic and the Pacific basins. Prior to his tenure at Xcoal and XLNG, Mr. Popivchak had a long career at Norfolk Southern, one of the US' premier Class I railroads, having joined NS as a Conductor Pittsburgh Division at 19 years old. He became a locomotive engineer before climbing steadily through the organization to assume critical responsibilities in the energy supply chain. Mr. Popivchak was System Manager Coal Transportation when he departed NS to begin his career at Xcoal and XLNG. Mr. Popivchak resides in the Pittsburgh, PA region with his wife and children.

Sessions With Jason Popivchak

Thursday, 10 March

  • 11:20am - 12:10pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 05:20 pm - 10/mar/2022 06:10 pm

    Atlantic Basin Coal: Supply & demand challenges

    Panel Power & Renewables
    While demand for thermal coal continues to grow in the Pacific Market, its role in the energy transition is perhaps most intriguing on the other side of the world. The cost of abandoning coal is proving to be expensive, both in pure economic terms and in energy resilience. A robust discussion will center on net-zero ambitions, the challenges of retiring and replacing coal, and the need to support sufficient production and infrastructure to bridge the gap to a new fuel mix. What challenges face governments, investors, coal producers, and infrastructure providers? What is a viable, secure path during the energy transition?