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  • July 30- Cenovus Energy Inc, Canada's No.2 independent oil producer, said its second-quarter profit more than tripled, helped by increased production at its Christina Lake oil sands project in northern Alberta.

  • Cenovus' profit triples as oil sands production jumps Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    July 30- Cenovus Energy Inc, Canada's No.2 independent oil producer, said its second-quarter profit more than tripled, helped by increased production at its Christina Lake oil sands project in northern Alberta.

  • Tri-state coal interests rally before hearings Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 2:06 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants.

  • Arch Coal, like other U.S. miners, is struggling with dismally low coal prices and has been trying to cut costs and lower production of low-margin metallurgical, or steel-making, coal. Last week, Arch Coal said it would idle its Cumberland River coal complex in Kentucky and Virginia, lowering its full-year metallurgical coal volumes by about 200,000 tons.

  • Mining deaths on rise, 22 in first half of 2014 Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va.— Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in the first half of 2013 and 19 for the same period in 2012.. The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration on Monday released its mid-year summary of fatal accidents. The report shows eight coal miners died in the first half of the year.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 03 or 1.0 percent, to $2.86. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 07 or. 2 percent, to $39.94. Peabody Energy rose$. 16 or 1.1 percent, to $15.15.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 05 or 1.7 percent, to $2.84. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $39.96. Peabody Energy rose$. 15 or 1.0 percent, to $15.14.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    Arch Coal unchanged at $2.89. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $40.07. Peabody Energy rose$. 11 or. 7 percent, to $15.10.

  • Concerns about the potentially dangerous impact of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the search for shale gas has prompted protests in Britain and outright bans on the practice in France and elsewhere.

  • Britain reopens way for fracking Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:27 AM ET

    LONDON— Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations.

  • US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    LUENEN, Germany— One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100- year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Coal mining's demise in Germany comes as the country is experiencing a resurgence in coal-fired power, one which the U.S. increasingly has helped supply.

  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy— and pollution.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 04 or 1.4 percent, to $2.91. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 03 or. 1 percent, to $40.74. Peabody Energy rose$. 18 or 1.2 percent, to $15.15.

  • US issues 186 mining citations in June Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    MSHA cited as examples Thursday coal mines in Virginia and West Virginia. Twenty-five citations were issued at the Dickenson-Russell Coal Co. LLC's Cherokee Mine in Dickenson County, Virginia. The West Virginia inspection occurred at Rhino Eastern LLC's Eagle Mine 3 in Wyoming County.

  • July 24- The steel-making coal market needs to cut another 10 million tonnes of production to get into balance, the chief of Teck Resources Ltd said on Thursday after the Canadian miner reported a sharp fall in profit, mainly due to weak coal prices.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 06 or 2.0 percent, to $2.93. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $40.80. Peabody Energy rose$. 14 or. 9 percent, to $15.11.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 04 or 1.4 percent, to $2.91. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $40.70. Peabody Energy rose$. 06 or. 4 percent, to $15.03.

  • July 24- Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources Ltd reported a 44 percent drop in quarterly earnings, mainly due to "significantly" lower coal prices. On an adjusted basis, Vancouver- based Teck's earnings fell to 13 Canadian cents per share from 34 Canadian cents per share.

  • Teck Resources' profit falls as coal prices remain weak Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:13 AM ET

    July 24- Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources Ltd reported a 44 percent drop in quarterly earnings, mainly due to "significantly" lower coal prices. Net profit attributable to shareholders fell to C $80 million, or 14 Canadian cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from C $143 million, or 25 Canadian cents per share, in the same period a year earlier.

  • *Copper, metallurgical coal output also set to rise in FY2015. SYDNEY, July 23- BHP Billiton beat its own guidance for full-year iron ore output, saying it mined a record 225 million tonnes in fiscal 2014, 4 percent ahead of its forecast, leading productivity gains across a number of businesses.