Coal stocks Articles

Portfolio of Coal Stocks

Apr 21, 2018 / Staff reporter

The following list of 9 coal stocks includes companies based in the United States, Canada and China. The following diverse mining companies with coal operations are not included in the portfolio: BHP Billiton Limited (BHP), Rio Tinto plc (RIO), South32 Limited (SOUHY) and Teck Resources Limited (TCK). Stock Return Calculator window.onload = function () {var data = [{type: "line",xValueType: "date...Read More

Coal Investing - Coal Stocks, Mining Companies, Prices and News

Apr 20, 2018 / Staff reporter

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Special Report: The New Era of Coal Investing

Apr 20, 2018 / Staff reporter

Why Coal Prices Could Double this Year... and How To Profit from the SurgeWelcome to the Coal Bull Market.Coal, whose surging price has outpaced crude oil and natural gas, could double this year.When heavy rains and flooding cripple two million metric tons of thermal coal production at an Ensham mine in Queensland, Australia, coal prices go nuts. But when crippling China snowstorms, floods in Quee...Read More

Coal Mogul Plans to Buy Coal-fired Power Plants

April 11, 2018 / Nicole Rashotte

Murray Energy Chief Executive Officer Bob Murray wants to buy power plants, an acquisition that could happen sometime in 2018. The purchase would allow the company to mine coal, transport it to plants and then burn it to generate power.Murray has attempted the purchase for over a decade but has run into monetary issues. Since utilities typically sell off the sites' capacity payments when they clos...Read More

 Dow Jones U.S. Coal Index

Apr 04, 2018 / Staff reporter

SymbolCompany NameLastChangeChg %HighLowVolumeChart AHGPAlliance Holdings GP L.P.24.50-0.51-2.0425.3224.13207,508 ARLPAlliance Resource Partners L.P.17.10-0.55-3.1217.8016.90301,674 CSUAYChina Shenhua Energy Co. Ltd. ADR9.85-0.06-0.619.939.8013,849 CLDCloud Peak Energy Inc.3.15+0.24+8.253.172.901,161,525 EXXAYExxaro Resources Ltd. ADR9.43+0.42+4.709.439.35395 FELPFore...Read More

Rio Tinto Exits Coal Business with US$2.25 Billion Kestrel Sale

March 28, 2018 / Priscila Barrera

Diversified miner Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO, LSE:RIO, NYSE:RIO) has sold its last Australian coal mine for US$2.25 billion, reaching a total of US$4.15 billion in coal deals this month. The Kestrel mine in Queensland was sold at a significant premium to analyst's expectations to private equity manager EMR Capital and Indonesia's Adaro Energy Tbk. The sale was Rio's third deal this month to exit the fuel...Read More

Could Miniature Power Plants Save the Coal Industry?

March 19, 2018 / Nicole Rashotte

The US Energy Department agency might spend US$175 million on a program to save the coal industry.The agency wants to design at least two small-scale, coal-fired power plants with the capacity of about 200 megawatts. That's roughly one-third the size of a typical generator that uses coal.According to Bloomberg, Steven Winberg, the assistant secretary for fossil fuel, told reporters at an energy co...Read More

China’s 2017 Coal Consumption Rises After Three-year Decline

February 28, 2018 / Nicole Rashotte

Despite Beijing's push to promote less polluting energy sources, 2017 saw China's coal consumption pick up for the first time since 2013, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday (February 28).The bureau's annual National Social and Economic Development communique shows that China, the world's biggest coal consumer, used 0.4 percent more coal in 2017 compared to the previous year.Howeve...Read More

Andrew Wheeler Approved as EPA's Deputy Administrator

February 8, 2018 / Nicole Rashotte

Former coal-industry lobbyist, Andrew Wheeler, was appointed deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday (February 7), by a party-line 11-10 vote.This is not the first time that President Trump nominated Wheeler to be Administrator Scott Pruitt’s number two. In fact, Trump was forced to renominate him when the full Senate declined to take a vote on his nomi...Read More

Introduction to Coal Investing

January 4, 2018 / Amanda Kay

For hundreds of years, coal has been an important source of energy. It played a crucial role in the Industrial Revolution, and today it’s the largest source of energy for electricity generation in the world.In total, coal provides 27 percent of global primary energy needs and generates 41 percent of the world's electricity. But is coal’s role in the energy landscape fading? Some say ye...Read More

Coal Outlook 2018: Will Prices Rise?

December 25, 2017 / Priscila Barrera

While many countries are moving away from coal to cleaner fossil fuels, coal prices performed better than many expected in 2017. Coal prices had a rocky start this year, but supply restrictions in China together with ongoing demand from emerging countries allowed prices to increase in the second half of the year. But as the year comes to an end, what can investors expect in 2018? Read on to learn...Read More

Coal 101: Sub-bituminous Coal Explained

November 29, 2017 / Amanda Kay

Sub-bituminous coal, also called black lignite, is a type of coal that falls between lignite and bituminous coal, as per the classification system used in the US and Canada. Geologically, it is a young coal variety, having formed anywhere from 251 million years ago to the present.When dry and free of ash, sub-bituminous coal contains 42 to 52 percent carbon; its calorific value ranges from 19 to 2...Read More

Rio Tinto Facing Fraud Charges from US SEC

October 18, 2017 / Melissa Shaw

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO,ASX:RIO,LSE:RIO) and two of its former top executives with fraud on Tuesday (October 17). The SEC filed the complaint in federal court in Manhattan, alleging that Rio Tinto inflated the value of the Mozambique-based coal assets it acquired from Riversdale Mining in 2011. It paid $3.7 billion for them at the time and sold t...Read More

World Coal Production to Remain Flat to 2040

September 19, 2017 / Priscila Barrera

Global coal production will remain near the current level through 2040, with decreases in China offset by increases in India, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) says. In its annual International Energy Outlook, the EIA predicts a 28-percent increase in world energy use by 2040, with renewable energy, gas and nuclear power consumption growing at a faster pace than coal usage.Coal's shar...Read More

Coal 101: What is Anthracite?

September 5, 2017 / Siv Padhy

There are four main types of coal, and each type has different uses. Anthracite, the rarest and most mature coal, accounts for only about 1 percent of the world's total coal reserves.Because it is the most mature coal, anthracite has the highest carbon content compared to lignite, sub-bituminous coal and bituminous coal, the other three forms of coal. It is much harder than those other types of co...Read More

Finland to Get Rid of Coal and Up Carbon Taxes

September 5, 2017 / Priscila Barrera

Finland will phase out coal and increase carbon taxes next year, the director general of the country’s energy department told Reuters last week.In order for the plan to work, the Nordic country will need to find alternative energy sources to keep its power system stable. Nuclear power currently provides roughly 10 percent of Finland’s power, but the nation will increase that amount to...Read More

Coal 101: What is Anthracite?

September 5, 2017 / Siv Padhy

There are four main types of coal, and each type has different uses. Anthracite, the rarest and most mature coal, accounts for only about 1 percent of the world’s total coal reserves.Because it is the most mature coal, anthracite has the highest carbon content compared to lignite, sub-bituminous coal and bituminous coal, the other three forms of coal. It is much harder than those other types...Read More

Glencore to Sell Second Australian Coal Mine this Year

August 28, 2017 / Priscila Barrera

Swiss commodities giant Glencore (LSE:GLEN) is on track to sell a second coal mine in Australia this year. The company said on Monday (August 28) that it is looking to review its portfolio and target other opportunities. It is ready to start the sales process for its Rolleston mine in Queensland, together with its Japanese joint venture partners, Itochu (TSE:8001) and Sumitomo (TSE:8053). "The Rol...Read More

Yancoal Shareholder Challenges Rio Coal Mine Funding Plans

August 9, 2017 / Priscila Barrera

Last week, coal producer Yancoal (ASX:YAL) outlined plans to raise $2.5 billion to pay for Rio Tinto's (ASX:RIO,NYSE:RIO,LSE:RIO) coal mines in Australia. Hedge fund Senrigan Capital Management is now challenging the equity raising saying it is unfair to minority shareholders.Yancoal announced the entitlement offer to acquire Rio's coal business last Wednesday (August 2), with support from mining...Read More

Coal Producer Yancoal Drops 35 Percent on $2.5 Billion Equity Raising Plans

August 2, 2017 / Priscila Barrera

Shares of Chinese-backed Yancoal (ASX:YAL) plunged more than 35 percent on Wednesday (August 2) after the producer announced plans to raise $2.5 billion to pay for Rio Tinto's (ASX:RIO, NYSE:RIO, LSE:RIO) coal mines in Australia.Yancoal told shareholders that it would launch an entitlement offer to acquire Rio's Coal & Allied business, that includes the Hunter Valley and Mount Thorley Warkworth Op...Read More