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Is This The Next Coal Megaproject?

Is This The Next Coal Megaproject?

Jul 24, 2018 at 12:33 | Viktor Katona

Some 80km from the Chinese border, the tiny Russian village of Yerkovtsy might provide the setting for a new Russo-Chinese megaproject. The 38 BCm/year Power of Siberia (and its potential…

Thermal Coal Prices Are Soaring

Thermal Coal Prices Are Soaring

Jul 06, 2018 at 14:21 | MINING.com

Benchmark seaborne thermal coal prices jumped to $120.10 per tonne on Thursday, its highest level since November 2012, thanks to tight supply in key Asian export regions. Measured from lows…

It’s Time To Sell Coal Stocks

It’s Time To Sell Coal Stocks

Jun 08, 2018 at 16:31 | Martin Tillier

Trading is, by nature, short-term. It involves rapid reaction to news and anticipating what that will mean for whatever you are trading in the next few minutes, hours, days, or…

Trump’s Bizarre Bid To Bailout Coal And Nuclear

Trump’s Bizarre Bid To Bailout Coal And Nuclear

Jun 05, 2018 at 16:25 | Nick Cunningham

The Trump administration is pulling out all the stops to give a leg up to coal and nuclear, moving to take unprecedented action to intervene in the U.S. electricity markets…

Could China Save The U.S. Coal Industry?

Could China Save The U.S. Coal Industry?

Jun 04, 2018 at 14:10 | Haley Zaremba

China may soon be buying a lot more coal from the United States as part of a larger plan to narrow its trade deficit with Washington, according to reporting by…

The One Nation Returning To Coal

The One Nation Returning To Coal

May 07, 2018 at 12:00 | Haley Zaremba

As the developed world moves farther and farther away from coal-fired energy, one major economy is breaking the trend. Japan, in a move that few could have foreseen, has opened…

Why China’s Shale Boom Is Struggling

Why China’s Shale Boom Is Struggling

Apr 20, 2018 at 18:06 | Irina Slav

A few years ago, there was a lot of talk about a Chinese shale revolution as the country’s fast-growing demand for natural gas sparked enthusiasm in the exploration of its…

The Billion Dollar Bet On European Coal

The Billion Dollar Bet On European Coal

Mar 16, 2018 at 16:09 | MINING.com

 Sometimes one man’s trash can be another man’s gold. Czech energy magnate Pavel Tykac is ready to spend 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) of his own cash on aging coal…

Is Russia Helping North Korea Export Coal?

Is Russia Helping North Korea Export Coal?

Jan 26, 2018 at 16:47 | RFE/RL staff

North Korea has exported coal to Japan and South Korea via Russian ports in a probable violation of UN sanctions, Reuters is reporting. In its January 25 report, Reuters cited…

Why China Can’t Shake Its Coal Dependency

Why China Can’t Shake Its Coal Dependency

Jan 23, 2018 at 11:51 | Kent Moors

Thanks to Mother Nature and administrative decision-making, China’s drive to reduce the use of coal has hit a roadblock. You see, China entered 2017 aggressively trying to reduce coal capacity.…

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