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  • China takes on big risks in push for shale gas Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 5:56 AM ET
    Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom, March 23, 2014 near McKittrick, California.

    China wants to wean itself off its dependence on energy imports, but drilling for shale comes with risks attached, the New York Times reports.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 05 or 1.0 percent, to $4.88. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 77 or 1.9 percent, to $40.11. Peabody Energy fell$. 35 or 2.0 percent, to $16.97.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 01 or. 3 percent, to $4.92. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 57 or 1.4 percent, to $40.31. Peabody Energy fell$. 54 or 3.1 percent, to $16.78.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 02 or. 4 percent, to $5.01. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $41.47. Peabody Energy rose$. 08 or. 5 percent, to $17.73.

  • ND gets $3.3M for abandoned mine reclamation Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota is getting a $3.3 million federal grant for coal mine reclamation projects. The money is going to the North Dakota Public Service Commission, which has identified three projects that need reclamation in western North Dakota.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 19 or 3.7 percent, to $4.99. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 60 or 1.5 percent, to $41.60. Peabody Energy fell$. 08 or. 5 percent, to $17.65.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 24 or 4.5 percent, to $4.95. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 52 or 1.3 percent, to $41.52. Peabody Energy fell$. 23 or 1.3 percent, to $17.50.

  • UPDATE 1-Magellan shifts focus to crude oil pipelines Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 12:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 8- Magellan Midstream Partners, the U.S. In a presentation made to investors on Tuesday, Magellan said of the $950 million it plans to spend between 2014 and 2016, 80 percent will go to crude oil projects primarily in and around Texas and its shale oil plays.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 24 or 4.8 percent, to $5.26. Consol Energy Inc. rose $1.24 or 3.1 percent, to $40.98. Peabody Energy rose$. 57 or 3.3 percent, to $17.91.

  • April 7- James River Coal Co filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after struggling with a steep drop in prices and demand for both thermal and steel-making coal. Coal companies have also been hit by President Barack Obama's push for stricter regulation of greenhouse gas emissions by the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    Arch Coal unchanged at $5.02. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 56 or 1.4 percent, to $39.74. Peabody Energy rose$. 12 or. 7 percent, to $17.34.

  • James River Coal files for bankruptcy protection Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 5:28 PM ET

    April 7- James River Coal Co filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday after struggling with weak prices. The company said it would continue to evaluate potential alternatives such as a capital investment through a plan of reorganization or a sale of one or more parts.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 04 or. 7 percent, to $5.06. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $40.28. Peabody Energy rose$. 21 or 1.2 percent, to $17.43.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 6:19 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 15 or 3.1 percent, to $5.02. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $40.30. Peabody Energy rose$. 48 or 2.9 percent, to $17.22.

  • Illinois agency aims to alter coal defender image Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, often criticized as advocating for the coal industry, announced a series of reforms this week meant to help repair the agency's image and make it more responsive to the public. Last week, The Associated Press reported another official had to repay $7,200 that he overcharged the state for mileage.

  • WASHINGTON, April 4- Republican lawmakers said on Friday over regulation has prevented a shale oil boom in California and if eased, could boost production in the state and reduce its dependence on foreign energy.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 22 or 4.5 percent, to $5.09. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 23 or. 6 percent, to $40.47. Peabody Energy rose$. 62 or 3.7 percent, to $17.36.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 20 or 4.0 percent, to $5.07. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 50 or 1.2 percent, to $40.74. Peabody Energy rose$. 35 or 2.1 percent, to $17.09.

  • Norway's oil fund could dump shares in oil, coal Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    STAVANGER, Norway— Norway is considering excluding foreign oil and coal companies from its $860 billion sovereign wealth fund, which manages profits from Norway's own fossil fuel industry. The move highlights Norway's ambition to be a climate leader globally, while continuing to hunt for oil and gas in its own waters.

  • Feds reach $5.15B settlement over mining cleanup Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 2:16 AM ET

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona— For decades, uranium ore was mined from the Lukachukai Mountains of northeastern Arizona, providing Navajos with much-needed employment but leaving behind a legacy of death and disease on the reservation.

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