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  • CHICAGO, Jan 26- Norfolk Southern Corp, the No. 4 U.S. railroad, expects a solid U.S. economy to boost its business in 2015 but said on Monday it was too early to gauge the overall impact of lower energy prices. Norfolk Southern's fourth-quarter profit was hurt by a 15 percent drop in coal revenue. The Norfolk, Virginia- based company said gains in its intermodal, or...

  • Coal mining simulator coming to Southern Illinois Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 10:52 AM ET

    The simulator that Southeastern Illinois College and Illinois Eastern Community College plan to build will have features such as an imitation-smoke system and a control center where coordinators can monitor how the miners cope with disaster-like conditions, the Southern Illinoisan reported. The schools will build the facility on SIC's Harrisburg...

  • Coal production drops in China for 1st time in 14 years Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 12:07 AM ET

    BEIJING— China recorded its first drop in coal production since 2000 last year, as the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter pulls back on its use of the fossil fuel and switches to cleaner energy sources. According to the country's national coal association, China produced 3.5 billion tons of coal in the first 11 months of 2014, 2.1 percent less than the same...

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 10 or 8.5 percent, to $1.07. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 78 or 2.5 percent, to $30.33. Peabody Energy fell$. 43 or 6.4 percent, to $6.30.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 09 or 7.7 percent, to $1.08. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 40 or 1.3 percent, to $30.71. Peabody Energy fell$. 37 or 5.5 percent, to $6.36.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 05 or 4.3 percent, to $1.12. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 28 or. 9 percent, to $30.83. Peabody Energy fell$. 30 or 4.5 percent, to $6.43.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 01 or. 8 percent, to $1.17. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 12 or. 4 percent, to $31.11. Peabody Energy fell$. 04 or. 6 percent, to $6.73.

  • Kellow named next CEO of coal-mining Peabody Energy Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:51 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— Coal-mining Peabody Energy Corp. soon will have a new chief executive. The St. Louis- based company announced Thursday that Peabody's chief operating officer, Glenn Kellow, will succeed CEO Greg Boyce on May 4. Its U.S. operations include mines in Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Illinois, and Indiana.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 00 or. 3 percent, to $1.18. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 59 or 1.9 percent, to $30.64. Peabody Energy fell$. 15 or 2.2 percent, to $6.62.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 01 or. 8 percent, to $1.19. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 46 or 1.5 percent, to $30.77. Peabody Energy fell$. 17 or 2.5 percent, to $6.60.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 6:01 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 04 or 3.5 percent, to $1.18. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 96 or 3.2 percent, to $31.23. Peabody Energy rose$. 35 or 5.5 percent, to $6.77.

  • Algeria backtracks on shale gas plans after protests Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 2:47 PM ET

    ALGIERS, Algeria— Algeria's prime minister announced Wednesday that plans to drill for the country's abundant shale gas reserves have been scrapped. "I confirm that the exploitation of shale gas is not the order of the day as for now Algeria has sufficient reserves of conventional energy to meet its needs," Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:22 PM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 07 or 5.7 percent, to $1.21. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 79 or 2.6 percent, to $31.06. Peabody Energy rose$. 33 or 5.1 percent, to $6.75.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    Arch Coal rose$. 02 or 1.8 percent, to $1.16. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 45 or 1.5 percent, to $30.72. Peabody Energy rose$. 18 or 2.8 percent, to $6.60.

  • LONDON, Jan 21- The eight states at the heart of the American shale oil revolution all grew faster than the U.S. national average over the last decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, underscoring the importance of oil production to the U.S. economy. North Dakota's private industry achieved a spectacular CAGR of 7.4 percent while Wyoming, Utah and...

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:35 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 09 or 7.3 percent, to $1.14. Consol Energy Inc. rose$. 01 or percent, to $30.27. Peabody Energy fell$. 14 or 2.1 percent, to $6.42.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 08 or 6.5 percent, to $1.15. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 08 or. 3 percent, to $30.18. Peabody Energy fell$. 12 or 1.8 percent, to $6.44.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 06 or 4.9 percent, to $1.17. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 14 or. 5 percent, to $30.12. Peabody Energy fell$. 14 or 2.1 percent, to $6.42.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Jan 20- Canada's oil sands companies are perilously close to operating at a loss after six months of plunging crude prices, yet many say they have no plans to cut production at their vast projects in northern Alberta. On the contrary, Syncrude and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd are planning to boost production, in the expectation economies of...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Jan 19- The new year has started positively for Asian coal, with prices rallying from a 5-1/ 2 year low, Chinese imports jumping to the highest in 11 months and renewed merger and acquisition interest. The spot price of thermal coal at Australia's Newcastle port, an Asian benchmark, rose to $62.91 a tonne in the week ended Jan. 16, up 3 percent from...