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Coal exports are now at their highest level since 1991. Jason identifies a few interesting ways to play this increasing global demand for coal -- the Rodney Dangerfield of energy. The video concludes with a discussion of Joy Global, a company that sells the "picks and shovels" to the global coal industry.

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