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2014-01-29 12:22:50

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following U.S. President Obama's State of the Union address, Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) urges the Administration to adopt energy policies that help families and businesses by capitalizing on greater use of coal, America's true all-of-the-above energy advantage. Coal is the nation's lowest cost and most abundant energy resource. This past year, coal generation rebounded 5 percent due to its lower costs, while gas generation fell 11 percent....

2014-01-28 16:21:11

MONESSEN, Pa., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As consumers brace for considerably higher electric bills in the coming weeks, the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance called for legislative hearings to investigate the reasons for the supply shortages that are causing prices to spike. Last week PJM Interconnection, which operates the regional power grid, asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for emergency approval to exceed a $1,000 per megawatt-hour price cap on the suddenly needed...

2014-01-28 12:22:21

Report Outlines Options for Community to Adjust for Loss of 70 Jobs, 6 Percent of Local School Financing; Low Natural Gas Prices, Increased Efficiency Among Factors Behind Average $1 Million Annual Loss. BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NRG's Huntley coal-fired power plant in Tonawanda, New York, just outside of Buffalo, is experiencing average annual pre-tax earnings of a negative $1 million and "does not appear to be financially viable," according to a new...

2014-01-24 23:22:54

The FT Synthesis, the heavy duty Nueman & Esser (NEA) compressors, a 3-Stage Aerzen Compressor, and associated power and processing equipment are a focus of the global oil and gas industry and its rapid expansion. Freiberg, Germany (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 Faith Asset Management Germany GmbH & Co. KG (FAM Germany), in conjunction with Niagara Worldwide, announces the orderly sale of all equipment at the former CHOREN Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Refinery in Freiberg, Germany to make...

2014-01-24 12:21:02

BEDFORD, Texas, January 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PetroTech Oil and Gas Inc. (OTC: PTOG) (the "Company" or Petrotech") today announces the current Brown has recently been revaluated by a geologist that specializes in the Nowata, Oklahoma area and the company has initiated an expansion of the original development plan for the lease. The current evaluation disclosed a well-known oil-producing zone under the lease. The proposed 18 well drilling program will also include five of...

2014-01-23 12:24:44

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Peabody Energy today declared a regular quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.085 per share. The dividend is payable on Feb. 27, 2014, to holders of record on Feb. 6, 2014. Peabody Energy is the world's largest private-sector coal company and a global leader in sustainable mining and clean coal solutions. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in more than 25 countries on six continents....

2014-01-23 12:24:40

Report Finds Handwriting May Already Be On the Wall for 45-Year-Old Coal Plant Whose Pre-Tax Earnings "Fell off the Cliff" in 2009 and Are Unlikely to Recover to the High Pre-2009 Levels; Lower Natural Gas Prices, Lower Energy Market Prices & Other Trends Too Much to Overcome. HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new financial analysis report cautions that PSEG's Bridgeport Harbor Unit 3 - the last coal-fired power plant in Connecticut and one of the few remaining...

2014-01-23 12:24:14

HONG KONG, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CHINA NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. (NASDAQ: CHNR) (the "Company"), a natural resources company based in the People's Republic of China, announced today that it has completed its previously announced spin-off (the "Spin-Off") and listing by way of introduction on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("Hong Kong Stock Exchange") of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Feishang Anthracite Resources Limited ("Feishang Anthracite"), which operated the...

2014-01-22 12:21:18

Benefits outweigh supposed costs by range of 50-1 to 500-1 WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The benefits of fossil fuel energy to society far outweigh the social costs of carbon (SCC) by a magnitude of 50 to 500 times, according to a landmark study released by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) today. "It is without question or debate that our national and global societies have benefited from fossil fuels. And those benefits will continue...

2014-01-21 16:21:20

MONESSEN, Pa., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance enthusiastically endorsed Gov. Tom Corbett's energy plan as a comprehensive approach that capitalizes on the state's resources and maximizes the economic benefits to all Pennsylvanians. "An 'all-of-the-above' approach to energy makes enormous sense in building an energy portfolio," said Alliance CEO John Pippy. "The governor's plan recognizes the critical role coal plays, and will continue to play, in the...


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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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