KITAKYUSHU, Japan, May 2- Countries that plan to build coal-fired power plants need to reassess their energy strategy because such facilities may not be a viable investment, the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency said on Monday. Many industry analysts see natural gas and renewables as the biggest growth sectors in energy, yet most Asian...
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.
*Prices tumble as Asia takes Colombian cargoes. SINGAPORE/ SEOUL, April 29- Australian thermal coal prices for delivery in June have dropped to 10- year lows as Colombian miners start sending large volumes into Asia for the first time, adding cargoes to an already oversupplied market. In thermal coal markets, by contrast, an unusual new trade route has opened as low...
Discussing the economics behind coal volumes, the freight environment and CSX earnings, with Chris Wetherbee, Citi senior research analyst. CSX revenues came in at $2.62 billion versus a $2.68 billion estimate.
The world's largest privately owned coal producer can't service a recent debt-fueled expansion into Australia.
Peabody Energy, the world's largest privately owned coal producer, filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Wednesday.
Weaker-than-expected demand has hit the once-buoyant liquefied natural gas (LNG) market, but the slump is attracting new customers.
CNBC's Jim Cramer weighs in on the undercurrent of commodity prices, and potential bidders for Yahoo.
After a deadly mine explosion in 2010, Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has been sentenced to the maximum twelve months in prison and a $250,000 fine, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.
The commodities giant aims to raise as much as $1.1-billion by selling the Hunter Valley rail business.
The Switzerland-based commodities producer and trader hopes to fetch as much as $1.1 billion for its GRail business.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports coal producer Peabody Energy could file for bankruptcy, and the "Fast Money Halftime Report" traders look at the future for other companies in the energy space.
Chinese coal miners have taken to the streets in a city near the Siberian border to protest against unpaid wages, the FT reports.
The Motley Fool Singapore's David Kuo says China has to firmly decide on whether it wants to be a market-led economy or command-led communist country.
Can Chinese authorities manage the industrial and manufacturing slowdown while maintaining social stability? CNBC's Eunice Yoon has more on the coal miners protest.
The country aims to tackle industrial overcapacity and curb pollution.
Sanford Bernstein's David Vernon talks about what's driving railroad stocks and coal concerns.
The country works to reduce industrial overcapacity and curb pollution.
Less than a year ago major shale firms were saying they needed oil above $60 a barrel to produce more; now some say they will settle for far less.
No matter who gets appointed to the Supreme Court, there is only one fate for the U.S. coal industry, according to labor and economic data.