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Energy / Coal

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…

This Project Could Signal A Turnaround For The Coal Industry

Oct 30, 2015 at 11:19 | Dave Forest

Investment opportunities are created by solving people's problems. And a major energy development this week could solve one of the biggest issues going in the commodities sector.That's happening…

Depressed Coal Markets Could Get Worse

Oct 16, 2015 at 16:21 | Nick Cunningham

It probably seemed unlikely that the outlook for coal could get much worse, but the industry’s prospects continue to deteriorate.Both worldwide and within the United States, coal is…

Think Coal Is Dead? This Low-Cost Hotspot Is Thriving

Oct 06, 2015 at 10:15 | Dave Forest

America, Poland, Indonesia, Australia. The world's largest coal-producing nations haven't had much good news lately. The majority of reports across the coal sector this year have…

Goldman Sachs: “Peak Coal” Is Here

Sep 24, 2015 at 12:27 | Charles Kennedy

“Peak coal” is here. Goldman Sachs released a September 22 research note that predicted that coal will decline and never come back. “Peak coal is coming…

Is A Coal Price Recovery Near?

Sep 16, 2015 at 09:41 | Dave Forest

Lower prices have had a mixed effect on commodities production. Metals like gold and iron ore have seen output stay stubbornly high -- with Platts reporting…

Is George Soros Betting on the Long-Term Future of Coal?

Aug 31, 2015 at 16:34 | Michael McDonald

Perhaps the greatest nightmare for investors in a commodity stock is that the commodity in question goes the way of coal. After more than a century…

Coal Isn’t Dead Yet

Aug 28, 2015 at 16:32 | Jude Clemente

The news for the global coal industry has been painful of late. Coal prices have dramatically decreased nearly everywhere in the world amid considerable oversupply, inexpensive…

Coal Mine Once Valued At $630 Million Sells For $1

Aug 03, 2015 at 16:03 | ZeroHedge

 The following photos are from Australia's Isaac Plains coking-coal mine.

Battered Coal Industry Still Boasts A Few Good Opportunities

Jul 29, 2015 at 13:49 | Michael McDonald

For all the talk about oil, natural gas, and renewable energy, one energy commodity gets very little press; coal. Yet coal is still one of the…

China Doubles Down On Dirty Fuel

Jul 28, 2015 at 15:23 | Gaurav Agnihotri

China, the worlds’ most populous country, has consistently ranked among the top energy producers and consumers in the world. The Asian giant has relied heavily on…

Good News For Coal Exporters From The Unlikeliest Of Sources

Jul 22, 2015 at 09:59 | Dave Forest

The world saw a new number one supplier rise in a key commodity market this week.And the identity will shock most investors.The commodity is coal. Specifically,…

Bankruptcies Starting To Pile Up In Coal Industry

Jul 21, 2015 at 13:09 | James Stafford

The coal industry is in uncharted territory. After decades of strong financial numbers and dominance in the electric power sector, coal producers are starting to fall…

MLPs Under Threat From The IRS

Jul 17, 2015 at 17:07 | Michael McDonald

One of the biggest changes for investors over the next few years is going to come from the IRS. And it’s a potential bombshell that is…

Noose Tightening On Coal Industry

Jul 09, 2015 at 11:40 | Charles Kennedy

The fortunes of U.S. coal companies continue to fade. The ongoing switch to natural gas and renewable energy continues to damage coal miners. Coal plants are shuttering amid weak demand,…

Peabody Energy (BTU): Time To Pick Up The Knife

Jun 16, 2015 at 17:16 | Martin Tillier

There is an old cliché often cited by traders that attempting to catch a falling knife is an extremely dangerous thing to do, but that doesn’t…

Crunch Time For The US Coal Industry

Jun 15, 2015 at 11:55 | Soberlook.com

Coal prices in the US are collapsing. The September Appalachian coal futures contract gave up over 2% on Friday as the industry faces unprecedented challenges.

Norway Coal Divestment Not What It Seems

Jun 10, 2015 at 16:38 | Colin Chilcoat

The Norwegian government has affirmed its plans to divest its coal related holdings.On June 5, parliament voted to go through with the divestment, which will see…

European Oil Companies Throw Coal Under The Bus

Jun 01, 2015 at 11:51 | Charles Kennedy

A group of European oil companies have banded together to call upon the international community to institute a global carbon price. In a letter to the…

Coal Facing Worst Year Yet in 2015

May 28, 2015 at 16:55 | Nick Cunningham

2015 is shaping up to be a fateful year for the coal industry. After coal prices tumbled from their highs in 2011, the industry hit a rough patch. Years…

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