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Energy / Coal

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…

China Gaining Influence In This Key Emerging Coal Market

May 22, 2015 at 09:52 | Dave Forest

Another bank, Credit Agricole, voted this week to stop financing coal mining. Suggesting this is becoming a space with little competition for investment -- and perhaps…

Coal Is Doomed Even If It Wins Against EPA In Courts

May 19, 2015 at 17:03 | Alexis Arthur

The controversy over the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan has become the latest chapter in the chronicle of President Obama’s so-called ‘war on coal’. The plan promises many things,…

The Latest Casualty In Energy’s Hardest Hit Industry

May 13, 2015 at 15:27 | Nick Cunningham

Another coal company bites the dust. Again.Patriot Coal, a miner of coal in several Appalachian states, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on…

David V. Goliath: Small-Cap Tech To Save Giant Coal

May 05, 2015 at 17:07 | James Stafford

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new mercury pollution regulations that took effect last month opened the flood gates for a new multi-billion-dollar energy industry that has investors scrambling to get…

Coal Markets May Just Have Been Thrown A Lifeline

May 05, 2015 at 09:34 | Dave Forest

There have been rumors the last few months. And last week we got confirmation of a major shift underway in one of the world's biggest bulk…

Is The Coal Market Finally Capitulating?

Apr 14, 2015 at 09:48 | Dave Forest

If you're a coal investor, there's one piece of data you need to see this week. New production figures from world-leading exporter Indonesia. Data released by…

This One Nation Could Provide Hope For Coal Markets This Year

Apr 06, 2015 at 10:22 | Dave Forest

The India coal situation keeps getting more interesting. With national regulators this week announcing they’re going to need a lot more supply this coming year. India’s…

Coal is Dying; Avoid These Companies

Apr 03, 2015 at 15:37 | Editorial Dept

We have all heard about the doom and gloom that the U.S. coal sector is facing – a double-whammy of abundant supplies of cheap shale gas…

This Struggling Commodity Is Still Booming In One Part Of The World

Mar 27, 2015 at 11:33 | Dave Forest

As I discussed last week, the commentary around the global coal business has been doom and gloom lately. But few investors recognize that the market is…

Weak Chinese Demand Could Undermine Entire Coal Market

Mar 25, 2015 at 12:39 | Charles Kennedy

China imported coal at the slowest rate in almost four years, sending coal markets into a tailspin. For the month of February, China imported 5.86 million…

The World's Most Uniquely-Positioned Coal Play

Mar 21, 2015 at 09:19 | Dave Forest

Things are starting to get interesting in the global coal market.The key word being "starting".The strategy unveiled by South Africa's power authority Eskom may be a…

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