Peabody buying Excel Coal

St. Louis-based coal producer Peabody Energy (BTU-N) has agreed to a cash deal to take over Australian coal produce…

COMPLIANCE ENERGYCollecting bulk sample bags from a refurbished adit at the Raven coal deposit on Vancouver Island.

Compliance Energy eyes ‘dual-fuel’ power plant

Develop metallurgical coal mines, get a “dual-fuel” power plant up and running, and continue to operate a thermal coal mine: it sounds like a big to-do list for a junior company. But Compliance Energy…

XSTRATA COALAerial view of the Donkin mine site in Nova Scotia.

Xstrata Coal extends reach to Americas

The Donkin coal resource in Nova Scotia could serve as an anchor for other potential projects in the Americas as Xstrata Coal aims to expand beyond its traditional base in Australia and South Africa….

Western Canadian Coal gets cozy with NEMI

If the proposed merger between Western Canadian Coal (WTN-T, WTN-L) and NEMI Northern Energy & Mining (NNE.A-T, NNEMF-O) goes through as planned, the combined company will parlay northeastern Brit…

Coal sales soften for Elk Valley

Vancouver — Prices and demand for coal have softened in recent months, putting a damper on the projected financial performance of Fording Canadian Coal Trust (FDG.UN-T, FDG-N)….