• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Jim Thompson

S&P Global

Executive Director, Coal, Energy

Jim Thompson, Executive Director, Coal, Energy, S&P Global, has analyzed and provided insight on coal markets for more than three decades. Mr. Thompson’s major area of expertise is the North American coal markets, and he is conversant on worldwide market trends. Mr. Thompson’s expertise is in both thermal coal for electricity production and metallurgical coal for use in the steelmaking process. He is widely quoted in major financial newspapers and speaks at multiple industry-related conferences. Mr. Thompson has performed coal market consultations for both coal producers and consumers and for financial analysts and investors. He joined S&P Global through its acquisition of IHS Markit. Prior to that, Mr. Thompson joined IHS Markit as a part of its acquisition of Energy Publishing, of which he was a Co-Founder. Mr. Thompson was educated at Dallas Baptist University.

Sessions With Jim Thompson

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 04:05pm - 04:45pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 10:05 pm - 08/mar/2023 10:45 pm

    Coal in the Energy Transition

    Amid heightened concerns about energy reliability and resilience, coal has maintained a critical place in the global fuel mix. In fact, demand for coal is at a record level. Major questions include how an industry and infrastructure under pressure will meet ongoing global coal requirements and the strategies needed to overcome the impediments to producing an adequate supply. What are the available sources of capital? Is labor and equipment available given an uncertain future?