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Teck CEO expects "very strong" Q4 benchmark coal price


Thursday, 26 Oct 2017 

Oct 26 (Reuters) - Teck Resources :Expects "very strong" Q4 industry benchmark price for steelmaking coal - chief executive donald lindsay.Teck Resources says has contracted for 10,000 bpd of fort hills bitumen on existing Keystone pipeline to gulf coast; 12,000 bpd on proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Teck says has plans to sell remaining 25,000 bpd of Fort Hills bitumen at Hardisty, Alberta; has long-term contracts on up to 20,000 bpd.Teck says if Trans Mountain expansion is delayed or not built it can increase capacity on Keystone pipeline, sell at Hardisty or use rail.Teck CEO says "pretty strong case" for company to get back investment grade rating; rating agencies waiting for Fort Hills start, ramp up.Steelmaking coal market prices "stabilizing" after coming off peaks, helped by strong demand outside China.