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Energy / Coal

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…

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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