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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…

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

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”

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…

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