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Energy / Coal

Outlook For Coal Unlikely To Improve

Dec 29, 2016 at 11:23 | Michael McDonald

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has a lot of implications for a lot of different segments of the economy – coal may not be…

The SEC Wants To Know How $3 Billion Disappeared At This Coal Mine

Dec 02, 2016 at 10:55 | Dave Forest

Valuation of resource projects is becoming a hot topic in regulatory circles. With the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) earlier this year investigating ExxonMobil’s practices around estimating the…

Why Trump Will Be Unable To Save The American Coal Industry

Nov 30, 2016 at 16:06 | Michael McDonald

It is no secret that the coal industry has faced hard times for the last few years. Environmental concerns led President Obama to institute more stringent regulatory requirements, while cheap…

Can Trump End The War On Coal?

Nov 15, 2016 at 15:21 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

The “war” on coal is, to us, about as real as the "war" on Christmas. It’s an artifact of political speech which, by its nature, does little to discourage exaggeration.…

Can Trump Really Revive The U.S. Coal Industry?

Nov 11, 2016 at 17:44 | Gregory Brew

With the election of Donald Trump as President, forecasters and analysts are dashing to determine how his policies are likely to affect global energy. It’s likely that his measures will…

Chinese Government Intervention Could Kill The Coal Rally

Nov 02, 2016 at 11:35 | Dave Forest

Coal has gone from black sheep to red hot over the last month. With soaring prices prompting a sudden burst of optimism amongst miners globally. Glencore, for instance, said this…

Does This Secret $150 Million Payment Show A Coal Rebound Coming?

Oct 20, 2016 at 09:29 | Dave Forest

Big week for coal. With prices for Australian thermal jumping above $100 per tonne for the first time since 2012. That marks a 100% rise in thermal coal since…

The Inevitable Decline Of U.S. Coal

Oct 14, 2016 at 16:43 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Back in the "good old days" when Tony Blair was leading the UK’s “New” Labor Party, he had to keep coal miners — the backbone of the old Labor Party--happy…

This Japanese Energy Giant Is Still Backing Coal

Oct 14, 2016 at 09:42 | Dave Forest

As I’ve been discussing recently, there have been signs of life for the coal market the last few weeks. And this week, the world’s most hated commodity got another…

Can Donald Trump Really Save U.S. Coal?

Sep 27, 2016 at 13:46 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

On September 22, Donald Trump reaffirmed his intent to revive the American coal industry--without many details on how to do it. What influences the price and demand for coal? Can…

Is A Game Changing Deal About To Emerge For Coal?

Sep 22, 2016 at 10:04 | Dave Forest

The investment picture keeps getting bleaker for the world’s most hated commodity. Coal. This week saw another slew of investors officially back away from coal funding. Led by South Africa’s…

The Brexit Gives A Lifeline To British Coal

Aug 25, 2016 at 12:49 | MINING.com

Britain’s recent decision to leave the European Union may hinder its 15-year plan to shut down coal-fired power stations and decommission all but one of its ageing…

Morgan Stanley And General Electric: There Is Hope For Coal

Aug 24, 2016 at 13:56 | Michael McDonald

Events have been so bad in coal for so long that it is easy to lose hope on the sector. Most of the publicly traded coal companies have…

Coal Prices Up 30% On Shuttered Chinese Mines

Aug 08, 2016 at 14:16 | MINING.com

Despite grim outlooks and U.S.-led global efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, the coal industry is experiencing an unexpected but welcome windfall with prices for the commodity…

Bankrupt Peabody Energy Seeks Approval To Pay $12M in Bonuses

Aug 05, 2016 at 10:41 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April, asked a bankruptcy court on Wednesday to let it pay up to US$11.9 million in…

Poland Resists Global Shift Away From Coal

Jul 28, 2016 at 13:09 | Michael McDonald

Across the U.S., Western Europe, and even in parts of Asia, coal is in secular decline. There will be very few coal power plants built in many western…

The Future Of U.S. Coal Power Hangs In The Balance

Jul 14, 2016 at 15:28 | Michael McDonald

Even as coal miners struggle with an epic decline in their business, including headwinds on regulatory, legal, and economic fronts, the industry faces another test…

Coal May Survive, But Its Profitability Is Dead

May 06, 2016 at 17:44 | Michael McDonald

With the market capitalization of the coal industry down 94 percent since 2011, one question has to be paramount on the minds of all investors…

Coal And Steel May Have Been Given A Lifeline By China

Apr 26, 2016 at 09:43 | Dave Forest

A big news item the last few weeks has been China’s efforts to curb domestic coal and steel capacity. That’s been a difficult development for China’s local producers —…

End Of An Era: Peabody Declares Bankruptcy

Apr 13, 2016 at 10:35 | Charles Kennedy

In a sign of the times, the world’s largest private sector coal miner just went bankrupt. The St. Louis-based Peabody Energy Corp. warned a month ago that it was considering…

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