SYDNEY, April 29- Five years ago floods linked to a La Nina weather pattern nearly brought Australia's coal industry to a standstill. Over several months in late 2010 and early 2011, during the last La Nina event, around 85 percent of Australia's coal mines across a region bigger than Texas either had to restrict output or close as record rains fell. » Read More
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the demand for coal and the government regulation coal miners are facing.
CNBC's Scott Cohn speaks with Colin Marshall, Cloud Peak Energy CEO, from the Spring Creek Mine about the rising demand for coal due to the spike in natural gas prices.
U.S. shale oil drillers are being treated as "milk cows" for refiners due to Washington's longstanding ban on U.S. crude exports, one of the top drillers has complained.
Michael Ward, CSX CEO, projects modest growth for 2014 and discusses trends throughout Q4. Ward also expects to face some similar coal challenges experienced in 2013.
Dissecting which stocks will have the biggest reversal in 2014, with the "Fast Money: traders. Brian Kelly thinks Pioneer Natural Resources will go lower.
Larry McDonald, Newedge USA senior director, discusses the politics surrounding the coal sector and shares his 2014 outlook for the unloved sector.
Tony Nash, Vice President at IHS, sees more upside risks for the global economy next year, especially as the U.S. fiscal drag eases.
Solving China's massive pollution problem means money and the will to reverse years of environmental destruction. Experts say that will take a long time.
A choking smog across much of northern China threatens major coal projects globally that are still on the drawing board.
They're called master limited partnerships, and investing in them can be as mystifying as the name. Here are some tips.
Chen Jiahe, Analyst at Cinda Securities tells CNBC's Cash Flow that while change will take a long time, he still likes the China market.
Brett Harvey, CONSOL Energy chairman & CEO, discusses his company's decision to sell five of its top coal mines and venture into natural gas as a means to be more competitive in the U.S.
This is part of the energy company's plan to expand into the natural gas space, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly with the details of the $3.5 billion transaction.
Faith Birol, Chief Economist at the International Energy Agency says the center of gravity of global energy demand is moving slowly but surely to the East.
Ephrem Ravi, Head of Metals & Mining Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Research, Barclays discusses the outlook for China's coal and steel sector.
James Chanos, President, Kynikos Associates, says there is more bad news for global coal on the horizon as many countries switch to natural gas.
Ephrem Ravi, Head of Metals & Mining Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Research at Barclays says investors should be cautious when investing in pure-play coal companies, with the expectation that the coal price will continue to decline.
Miner Cliffs Natural Resources reported a drop in second-quarter earnings as global iron ore prices slid, but the results topped forecasts. Shares rose after-hours.
Coal stocks surged on increased power demand because of the heat wave across the East Coast. Why is the White House waging a war on this resource? Gregory Boyce, Peabody Energy, provides perspective.
Coal stocks are topping gains in today's trading session, with the "Fast Money" traders; and what to make of Microsoft's restructuring, with Colin Gillis, BGC.