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Coal Prices Up 30% On Shuttered Chinese Mines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Who To Back When Oil Rebounds

Who To Back When Oil Rebounds

Mar 25, 2016 at 15:31 | Dan Dicker

In my book Shale Boom, Shale Bust, I isolated three places one could reasonably invest for the long term to bet on the (I believe)…

Bright News In Dark Times For The Coal Sector

Bright News In Dark Times For The Coal Sector

Mar 23, 2016 at 12:12 | Dave Forest

As I discussed last week, there’s been carnage in the coal sector of late. With major producers like Peabody Energy teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Reading the headlines,…

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

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…

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