Jettisoning a Struggling Business Can Be Tough
Arch Coal is selling a mining equipment business to focus more on coal—and to get out of a sector that's hurting.
The East Coast is Treating Coal Much Better than the West
West Coast coal ports are facing stiff opposition, but the East Coast seems to be building capacity just fine.
Bad News for West Coast Coal Exports
The review of a proposed coal terminal in Washington state is going to take into consideration the environmental impact of the shipped products once they are used in their final destination—that's bad news for coal.
Why Are Montana and Wyoming So Desirable?
The Energy Information Administration says Powder River Basin coal is likely to see increased demand in 2014, and some big coal companies are starting to talk about just that.
Renewable Power Won't Unseat Dirty Fuels
The Pacific Northwest is home to 35% of the United States' hydroelectric power, but according to the EIA rainfall there is 70% below normal—this shows why renewable power can't replace more controllable energy sources.
The World's Largest Coal Exporter is Changing its Tune
Indonesia is cutting coal exports by 5% in 2014, that's another good sign for thermal coal.
Can the Coal Industry Survive the Shakeout?
Coal companies have gone through some tough times, but these companies are likely to do well in the shakeout.
Eastern Coal Miners Just Can't Keep Up Right Now
Down and out coal has great upside when prices rebound, but there's some coal regions and miners that are simply better positioned than the others.
Coal In Your Stocking This Year Will Likely Be From Wyoming
According to the EIA, Powder River Basin coal stockpiles are the lowest around—that spells upside for miners with notable exposure to the basin.
Peabody Energy's Deal With China Spells Opportunity for U.S. Coal Miners
China is looking to use higher grades of coal; that's bad news for Indonesia, but a recent deal with Peabody Energy suggests it could be good for U.S. coal miners.