Saturday, September 14, 2013

Coal's hopes that exports will make up for domestic decline are dashed

"The ailing American coal industry, which has pinned its hopes on exports to counter a declining market at home, is scaling back its ambitions as demand from abroad starts to ebb as well," Clifford Krauss reports for The New York Times. "A global coal glut and price slump, along with persistent environmental opposition, are reducing the likelihood that additional exports could shield the industry from slipping domestic demand caused by cheap natural gas and mounting regulations." (Read more)

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