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Steelmaking coal – 10 gifts ideas for the people on your nice list

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Santa Claus is coming to town. And we all know what that means—he’s making a list and checking it twice; he’s going to find out who’s naughty or nice. For all those who land in the naughty column, Christmas stories tell us that Santa might give them a lump of coal in their stocking.

But did you know you could you be receiving stocking stuffers made using coal even if you’re on the nice list?

That’s because steelmaking coal, also referred to as metallurgical or coking coal, is an essential ingredient in the production of steel. Unlike its thermal counterpart, which is used for power generation, metallurgical coal is transformed into coke, the carbon source used to produce metals that we rely on every day.

All the coal we handle for export through Neptune Terminals is steelmaking coal, sourced from Canadian mines located in B.C. and Alberta. And this high-quality Canadian coal just may have gone into making many of the gifts under your tree or in your stocking this holiday season.