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Energy / Coal

The Decline Of The Coal Industry Is “Long-Term” And “Irreversible”

Feb 17, 2016 at 16:53 | Nick Cunningham

Demand for thermal coal is declining, a trend that appears to be “irreversible.” That is the conclusion from Goldman Sachs, which published a new report on…

Will Billion-Dollar Coal Remediation Tech Take a Hit After Supreme Court Ruling?

Feb 16, 2016 at 11:48 | Joao Peixe

Now that the Supreme Court has blocked the federal government’s Clean Power Plan, investors will be wondering what it means for the multi-billion-dollar remediation technology industry that the new…

Supreme Court Keeps Coal Alive…For Now

Feb 11, 2016 at 13:30 | Michael McDonald

The coal mining industry is in trouble and the Supreme Court holds the industries fate in its hands. Coal has been suffering for years under the…

This Big Coal Buyer Could Drive Coal Prices Even Lower

Jan 12, 2016 at 09:43 | Dave Forest

The coal market is in a dark place. With a 10 percent slide in prices during the last few months of 2015 having this week triggered…

How Coal Industry Can Attract New Investors

Dec 21, 2015 at 16:37 | Michael McDonald

Tobacco, alcohol, and gambling stocks are often called “sin” stocks because of the nature of their industry. These companies have traditionally had considerably less coverage…

The Golden Age Of Coal In China Is Over

Dec 18, 2015 at 17:37 | Nick Cunningham

China’s coal consumption may have peaked in 2013, and with it, so have the coal industry’s fortunes. A new report from the International Energy Agency…

5 Reasons Why Coal Is Being Killed Off

Dec 11, 2015 at 16:21 | Andrew Topf

Just over a year ago, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott stood in front of a coal mine and declared that “coal is good for humanity”…

Coal And NatGas Fight It Out For Market Share In Asia

Nov 18, 2015 at 15:05 | Gaurav Agnihotri

Natural gas is indeed having a tough time. In Asia, the outlook for natural gas does not look good, as Southeast Asia, and India in particular,…

U.S. And Japan Agree To Cut Financial Support For Coal Exports

Nov 11, 2015 at 10:33 | Charles Kennedy

It is a dark times for coal producers around the world. And the bad news keeps on coming. The latest is an agreement between the…

Iron And Coal Could Have More Suffering Ahead

Nov 06, 2015 at 17:33 | Michael McDonald

It’s no secret that it is a hard time to be in the coal business. First, coal miners have been hit hard over the last decade…

This Project Could Signal A Turnaround For The Coal Industry

Oct 30, 2015 at 11:19 | Dave Forest

Investment opportunities are created by solving people's problems. And a major energy development this week could solve one of the biggest issues going in the commodities sector.That's happening…

Depressed Coal Markets Could Get Worse

Oct 16, 2015 at 16:21 | Nick Cunningham

It probably seemed unlikely that the outlook for coal could get much worse, but the industry’s prospects continue to deteriorate.Both worldwide and within the United States, coal is…

Think Coal Is Dead? This Low-Cost Hotspot Is Thriving

Oct 06, 2015 at 10:15 | Dave Forest

America, Poland, Indonesia, Australia. The world's largest coal-producing nations haven't had much good news lately. The majority of reports across the coal sector this year have…

Goldman Sachs: “Peak Coal” Is Here

Sep 24, 2015 at 12:27 | Charles Kennedy

“Peak coal” is here. Goldman Sachs released a September 22 research note that predicted that coal will decline and never come back. “Peak coal is coming…

Is A Coal Price Recovery Near?

Sep 16, 2015 at 09:41 | Dave Forest

Lower prices have had a mixed effect on commodities production. Metals like gold and iron ore have seen output stay stubbornly high -- with Platts reporting…

Is George Soros Betting on the Long-Term Future of Coal?

Aug 31, 2015 at 16:34 | Michael McDonald

Perhaps the greatest nightmare for investors in a commodity stock is that the commodity in question goes the way of coal. After more than a century…

Coal Isn’t Dead Yet

Aug 28, 2015 at 16:32 | Jude Clemente

The news for the global coal industry has been painful of late. Coal prices have dramatically decreased nearly everywhere in the world amid considerable oversupply, inexpensive…

Coal Mine Once Valued At $630 Million Sells For $1

Aug 03, 2015 at 16:03 | ZeroHedge

 The following photos are from Australia's Isaac Plains coking-coal mine.

Battered Coal Industry Still Boasts A Few Good Opportunities

Jul 29, 2015 at 13:49 | Michael McDonald

For all the talk about oil, natural gas, and renewable energy, one energy commodity gets very little press; coal. Yet coal is still one of the…

China Doubles Down On Dirty Fuel

Jul 28, 2015 at 15:23 | Gaurav Agnihotri

China, the worlds’ most populous country, has consistently ranked among the top energy producers and consumers in the world. The Asian giant has relied heavily on…

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