Coal’s сomeback year runs into trouble

2014.03.07 The U.S. coal industry is expected to have a comeback year in 2014, regaining some of the ground it lost in the electric power industry over the last 3 years or so. Low-cost natural gas shoved aside the coal industry, which has been plagued by rising costs and increasingly stringent environmental regulations. But the…

12th Annual Coal Markets 2014

2014.03.01 Rising coal prices and changing market conditions will spur mining operations in 2014, says energy entrepreneur Ana Shell, who attended the 12th Annual Coal Markets conference (http://www.coalmarketsasia.com/) in Singapore Feb. 25. Securing an adequate coal supply will be a critical challenge facing power companies, while coal suppliers may struggle to meet demand. Representing Ana Shell…

Stocking fillers for Asian investors

2013.12.25 With emerging market risks rising in 2014, analysts are predicting a mixed year for investors. “Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house/Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse/The stockings were hung by the chimney with care/In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there” (The Night Before Christmas). Asian…