Coal and Consumable Fuels


  • Coal Facing Years of Headwinds?     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 5:40 PM ET

    Famed distressed asset investor Wilbur Ross of WL Ross & Co. shares his economic outlook, and discusses where coal might be headed.

  • Hope For Coal Stocks?     Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 5:15 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on how to play the coal space, and share their trade on some of today's top movers in the market.

  • China's Dream of US-Style Shale Gas Boom in Trouble Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    China's plans to unlock what could be the world's biggest shale gas reserves risk running further off track after 16 firms recently awarded exploration rights lacked one core skill - not one has drilled a gas well before.

  • Reforming China     Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 10:11 PM ET

    Jiong Shao, Chief China Strategist at Macquarie discusses what reforms he thinks are most important for China and what investors should do with their money at this time.

  • Gareth Penny, executive chairman of New World Resources, tells CNBC that they have seen coal prices reduce by thirty percent over the course of 2012 which has resulted in a loss for the business.

  • 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.