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  • Jan 30- Consol Energy Inc said it hired advisers to evaluate a master limited partnership structure for its thermal coal business, as it shifts focus to boosting natural gas production. The company said it expected to invest $1 billion in its oil and natural gas business in 2015, compared with the $220 million in its coal business. Coal miners have been weighed...

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:14 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 08 or 7.7 percent, to $0.90. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 53 or 1.8 percent, to $29.26. Peabody Energy rose$. 02 or. 3 percent, to $6.12.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Jan 29- Canadian Oil Sands Ltd, the largest-interest owner in the Syncrude oil sands project, slashed its dividend and further reduced 2015 capital spending on Thursday as fourth-quarter profit dropped 87 percent due to lower oil prices. Canadian Oil Sands said net income in the quarter was C $25 million, or 5 Canadian cents per share, down from C...

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 06 or 6.3 percent, to $0.91. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 44 or 1.5 percent, to $29.35. Peabody Energy fell$. 09 or 1.5 percent, to $6.01.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 02 or 1.6 percent, to $0.96. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 06 or. 2 percent, to $29.73. Peabody Energy rose$. 02 or. 3 percent, to $6.12.

  • PRAGUE— Hundreds of miners are rallying in Prague to pressure the government to allow the expansion of brown coal mining in northern Czech Republic. Facing the environmental damage, a legacy from the communist era, the government set limits for the mines in 1991. The limits were also meant to guarantee that no other towns or villages would have to be destroyed...

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 03 or 2.5 percent, to $0.98. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 89 or 2.9 percent, to $29.79. Peabody Energy fell$. 14 or 2.2 percent, to $6.10.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 04 or 4.4 percent, to $0.96. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 69 or 2.2 percent, to $29.99. Peabody Energy fell$. 11 or 1.8 percent, to $6.13.

  • *Scotland blocks new permits for fracking. LONDON, Jan 28- Scotland on Wednesday blocked the granting of permits for fracking and a local English council delayed a decision on two projects, casting doubt on British Prime Minister David Cameron's shale gas ambitions. Scotland, estimated to have around 80 trillion cubic metres of shale gas resources- enough to...

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:41 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 02 or 1.6 percent, to $0.98. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 89 or 2.9 percent, to $29.79. Peabody Energy fell$. 29 or 4.6 percent, to $5.96.

  • LONDON, Jan 28- A local English government council has delayed a decision on whether shale gas firm Cuadrilla can progress with two fracking projects in a test case showing the challenges facing the industry in Britain. The vote over what could be Britain's first shale-producing wells has been closely watched by the industry and environmental campaigners as...

  • UK council defers controversial shale gas permits Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 28- A local English government council has voted to delay a decision on whether shale gas firm Cuadrilla can progress with two fracking projects, in a case that is being closely watched by the industry and environmental campaigners. Cuadrilla's projects near Blackpool in north west England are expected to become Britain's first shale gas...

  • Jan 28- Cenovus Energy Inc, Canada's No. 2 independent oil producer, cut its capital spending budget for 2015 in response to the slump in crude oil prices. The company said it could defer spending of up to C $700 million, mainly by suspending a bulk of its conventional drilling in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan and delaying long-term oil sands expansion and new...

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 04 or 3.8 percent, to $1.00. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 37 or 1.2 percent, to $30.68. Peabody Energy fell$. 43 or 6.4 percent, to $6.24.

  • Jan 27- Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp slashed its quarterly dividend as it strives to rein in costs amid tepid demand, due to expectations that prices of natural gas, a cheaper alternative to steam coal, would remain weak in 2015.. The miner cut its quarterly dividend by 97 percent to 0.25 cents per share from 8.5 cents, sending its stock plunging as much as 9 percent...

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 02 or 1.9 percent, to $1.02. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 33 or 1.1 percent, to $30.72. Peabody Energy fell$. 28 or 4.1 percent, to $6.40.

  • Early Glance: Coal companies Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 02 or 1.8 percent, to $1.02. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 32 or 1.0 percent, to $30.73. Peabody Energy fell$. 48 or 7.2 percent, to $6.19.

  • Jan 27- Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp said it expected demand in the United States to decline in 2015, mainly due to lower natural gas prices. Peabody said it would pay a quarterly dividend of 0.25 cents per share, way below the 8.5 cents per share it paid in November. The company, which has mining operations in the United States and Australia, forecast U.S. coal...

  • Jan 27- Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp reported a smaller quarterly loss, helped by lower operating costs in Australia and the United States. The company's net loss attributable to common stockholders narrowed to $514.6 million, or $1.92 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $565.7 million, or $2.12 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 27- Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar Inc on Tuesday reported a lower net profit that came in below market expectations, as lower prices for copper, coal and iron ore hurt its mining business and warned the drop in oil prices would hurt its business in 2015.. The Peoria, Illinois- based company reported a fourth-quarter net profit of...