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2015-02-27 16:23:04

- Residential customers would pay 5.5 percent less due to reduced fuel and generation construction costs RICHMOND, Va., Feb.

2015-02-27 08:25:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Far East Energy Corporation (OTCQB:FEEC), the U.S.

2015-02-20 16:23:13

- If approved, agreement would close federal grand jury inquiry of Duke Energy CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb.

2015-02-20 16:23:04

SOMERSET, Colo., Feb. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc.

2015-02-20 08:24:11

HOUSTON, Feb. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Far East Energy Corporation (OTCQB:FEEC), the U.S.

2015-02-18 08:24:20

Anticipates End to System Support Resource Payments for All Consumers CLEVELAND, Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.

2015-02-13 16:22:21

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Corsa Coal Corp.

2015-02-12 16:24:40

LONDON, Feb.

2015-02-12 08:24:39

- Fourth quarter 2014 revenue was $1.1 billion and adjusted EBITDA was $103 million; adjusted EBITDA includes approximately $60 million from asset disposal gains and the net benefit of various liability

2015-02-03 16:22:05

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- During 2014, CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) added 1.1 Tcfe (net to CONSOL) of proved reserves through extensions and discoveries.


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Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. It is a readily combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock. It is composed primarily of carbon and hydrocarbons, along with assorted other elements, including sulfur. Often associated with the Industrial Revolution, coal remains an enormously important fuel and is the most common source of electricity world-wide. In the United States, for example, the burning of coal...

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