Coal and Consumable Fuels


  • Australia Floods Cast Pall Over Wesfarmers Outlook Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 9:55 PM ET

    Australian mining-to-retail conglomerate Wesfarmers on Wednesday cut its full-year coal sales forecast, citing flooding in Australia and weak demand in Asia that is depressing sales prices.

  • UNP, Riding the Rails to Profit     Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 10:44 AM ET

    Rob Knight, Union Pacific CFO, discusses his company's record fourth quarter and weighs in on the weak demand for coal.

  • CSX CEO See 'Slow Steady Growth' Ahead     Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Michael Ward, CSX Corporation chairman & CEO, breaks down his company's mixed fourth quarter results, as slumping coal demand and low natural gas prices continue to weigh on the sector.

  • Mexican Drug Cartel Enters Coal-Mining Business Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 3:33 PM ET
    Mexican Army soldiers escort Luis Jesus Sarabia Ramon (C), aka 'El Pepito' or 'Z-44', an alleged leader of Los Zetas drug cartel, during his presentation to the press on January 13, 2012 in Mexico City.

    Mexico's Los Zetas drug cartel has entered Mexico’s Coahuila region and has swiftly brought every aspect of commerce, politics, and business under its control in less than three years. But the expansion was not undertaken to increase its drug trafficking or prostitution operations. It was so the cartel could enter the business of coal mining.

  • Precious Metals To Benefit From QE: Pro     Tuesday, 25 Dec 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    Dominic Schnider , Head, Commodity Research, UBS Wealth Management says quantitative easing is good for precious metals, while base metals will benefit from stronger global growth in 2013.

  • Excess Capacity in China's Coal Market: Pro     Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 6:40 PM ET

    Andrew Dale, Head of Resources Research, Asia, Macquarie says China's coal market faces high inventory levels and weak prices. He gives his top stock pick for the sector.

  • OKD CEO: Happy to Be in Czech Republic     Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 2:40 AM ET

    Jan Fabian, incoming CEO of OKD,a coal company, tells CNBC that despite an ongoing recession in the Czech Republic, this region boasts a very stable business environment.

  • Despite the cries for green energy solutions, coal as a fuel is more popular now than it has been in many years, primarily because it is cheap and easy to ship. The NYT reports.

  • Why Pete Najarian Is Buying This Coal Stock     Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 12:14 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" trader explains why he sees opportunity in this stock now.

  • Treasury yields are much lower today as traders worry about the looming fiscal cliff, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs; and Moody's decided it will not immediately downgrade the U.S. if the country goes over the fiscal cliff. And, a look at how to protect your money, with Tom Lee, JPMorgan Chief U.S. Equity Strategist.

  • Election Trade: Coal     Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012 | 12:30 PM ET

    Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama like coal. But should you? The FMHR traders weigh in.

  • The "Fast Money" pros place their energy bets for the post-election era.

  • Could Coal Finally Be In Rally Mode?     Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    The U.S. Coal Index has fallen more than 70 percent since its peak in August 2010. Mad Money host Jim Cramer takes a closer look at the technicals, saying if Romney wins there will be a multi-year coal move.

  • Cramer: Energy & the Debate     Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 2:52 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer weighs in on President Obama and Mitt Romney's position on energy independence for North America.

  • Coal Hard Facts     Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 2:43 PM ET

    President Obama blasted Mitt Romney on coal in last night's debate, with Beth Daley, Boston Globe. CNBC's Hampton Pearson has been talking to coal miners all day in Chester, Virginia, and reports their position on the candidates.

  • Terranova: Election Winner Won’t Help Coal Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 12:37 PM ET

    Following the second debate between President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, the idea that a win by either candidate would make a difference for the coal industry is nonsense, Joe Terranova of Virtus Investment Partners said Wednesday on CNBC.

  • CSX Beats Street But Profits Lower     Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 7:35 AM ET

    Michael Ward, CSX Corporation president, chairman, & CEO, breaks down the transportation company's third quarter earnings of $0.44 EPS on $2.89 billion in revenues, and discusses the impact of coal costs on the company's bottom line.

  • BUMI's Board Battle     Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 12:35 AM ET

    One stock that we are watching very closely in London today, is coal mining company BUMI, it fell twelve percent yesterday and may come under more pressure today. Catherine Boyle has more.

  • Coal Stocks Rising With Nat Gas Prices: Gartman Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 1:32 PM ET

    Coal stocks are looking increasingly attractive as the price of natural gas rises, commodities trader Dennis Gartman said Friday on CNBC.

  • Options Action: Bullish Activity In Coal Stocks     Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Coal stocks seem to be finally rebounding, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of CRT Capital Group LLC.