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Coronavirus crisis could slow the rate of energy transition, Rystad says

Coronavirus crisis could slow the rate of energy transition, Rystad says

Energy Today

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Here is one you would not have seen coming last year. The fast moving renewable market being slowed down, and coal production going up. Key takeaway from this article: China’s coal mines

Linc Energy’s former executives committed to stand trial over failed coal gasification plant

Linc Energy’s former executives committed to stand trial over failed coal gasification plant

ABC Australia 


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: While this is happening in Australia, it may be a new trend in the United States. Will be interesting to follow.

Five executives who were in charge of Linc Energy’s experimental coal gasification

Climate change and the coal industry; how are regulations impacting coal production.

Climate change and the coal industry; how are regulations impacting coal production.

WTHI-TV10


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: WTHI-TV10 provides a good report on the coal industry, and some good advice is offered in the report: “We need more diversity on our system that our customers would be hurt if we have

Warrior Met Coal Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2019 Results

Warrior Met Coal Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2019 Results

Warrior Met Coal Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2019 Results- Warrior reported fourth quarter 2019 net income of $20.8 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, compared to net income of $374.2 million, or $7.11 per diluted share, in the fourth …

Just Transition- Amid Climate Debate And Coal’s Decline, West Virginia Considers Its Future

Just Transition- Amid Climate Debate And Coal’s Decline, West Virginia Considers Its Future

Ohio Valley Resource


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Brittany Patterson writes about a side effect of the war on climate change – peoples lives. Balanced energy plans include a slower migration from coal. The United States is not the

February 14, 2020 - 10:32 pm Coal News, Industry Insights, Oil and Gas 360 Publisher Note:
EIA projects less than a quarter of the world’s electricity generated from coal by 2050

EIA projects less than a quarter of the world’s electricity generated from coal by 2050

EIA


By 2050, coal-fired generation comprises only 5% of the region’s generation mix.

EIA World net electricity by fuel, IEO 2019 Reference case - oilandgas360

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) International Energy Outlook 2019 (IEO2019), global electric power generation from renewable sources will increase more than 20% throughout the …

New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar

New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar

EIA


EIA expects 42 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity additions to start commercial operation in 2020. Solar and wind represent almost 32 GW, or 76%, of these additions.

New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar - fig 1 -oilandgas360

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electric

Source: Reuters/Rodrigo Garrido

Trump energy pick to face questions on coal, nuclear power

Reuters: 


President Donald Trump’s pick to run the Energy Department, Dan Brouillette, will face questions at his U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday on issues including the future of coal and nuclear power.

Brouillette, 57, a former lobbyist at Ford …

Trump Administration Moves to Limit State Powers to Block Pipelines, Terminals

Trump Administration Moves to Limit State Powers to Block Pipelines, Terminals

From Reuters


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday unveiled a proposal that would curb state powers to block pipelines and other energy projects, as part of the Trump administration’s effort to boost domestic oil, gas and coal development.

The …

Alliance Resource Partners Completes Acquisition of Permian Mineral Interests

Alliance Resource Partners Completes Acquisition of Permian Mineral Interests

By Tyler Losier, Energy Reporter, Oil & Gas 360

Alliance Resource Partners Acquires $145 million worth of Permian mineral interests from Wing Resources
Alliance Resource Partners L.P. (stock ticker: ARLP), a diversified natural resource company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has

Source: PRNewsfoto/Contura Energy

Contura Energy Appoints New CEO and Board Member

By Tyler Losier, Energy Reporter, Oil & Gas 360

Contura Energy selects David J. Stetson as its new CEO and as a member of its board of directors
Contura Energy (stock ticker: CTRA), a Tennessee-based coal supplier, has unanimously elected

Who Will Bid for Cloud Peak Energy’s Coal Mines in the Powder River Basin?

Who Will Bid for Cloud Peak Energy’s Coal Mines in the Powder River Basin?

Wyoming’s big coal mines continue to run while company is in bankruptcy

From the Casper Star-Tribune

The final day to submit bids for assets of Wyoming’s third-largest coal producer is July 8. Cloud Peak Energy, which owns Antelope and …

July 8, 2019 - 5:51 am Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News
As Coal Fades in the U.S., Natural Gas Becomes the Climate Battleground 

As Coal Fades in the U.S., Natural Gas Becomes the Climate Battleground 

From The New York Times 

America’s coal-burning power plants are shutting down at a rapid pace, forcing electric utilities to face the next big climate question: Embrace natural gas, or shift aggressively to renewable energy? 

Some large utilities, including

EIA: Renewables Generated More Electricity Than Coal in April

EIA: Renewables Generated More Electricity Than Coal in April

By Tyler Losier, Energy Reporter, Oil & Gas 360

Renewables edge out coal for the first time in U.S. history
This April, for the first time in U.S. history, monthly electricity generation from renewable sources exceeded that of coal-fired means,

Source: Wing Resources

Alliance Resource Partners Snags 9,000 Acres in the Permian

By Tyler Losier, Energy Reporter, Oil & Gas 360

Wing Resources to sell assets for $145 million
Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (stock ticker: ARLP) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire oil and gas mineral interests in

Source: EIA

Germany to Totally Exit Coal

By Tyler Losier, Energy Reporter, Oil & Gas 360

Proposal calls for the transition to occur by 2038
A government-appointed coal commission in Germany has laid the groundwork for a plan to phase out the use of coal completely by

Xcel Energy Says Goodbye to Coal

Xcel Energy Says Goodbye to Coal

Company is expanding wind generation, using nuclear energy, adding a natural gas plant

Xcel Energy announced plans today to retire its last two coal plants in the Upper Midwest a decade earlier than scheduled. Xcel plans to expand wind and …

Cloud Peak Energy Receives Court Approval of “First Day” Motions to Support Business Operations

Cloud Peak Energy Receives Court Approval of “First Day” Motions to Support Business Operations

Cloud Peak Energy Receives Court Approval of “First Day” Motions to Support Business Operations

May 14, 2019 - 9:21 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Finance, Press Releases
Sign of the Times: Coal Giant Cloud Peak Files for Chapter 11

Sign of the Times: Coal Giant Cloud Peak Files for Chapter 11

From the Casper Star Tribune

Cloud Peak Energy, the coal giant that operates two Wyoming mines, filed for bankruptcy Friday amid mounting debt and declining demand.

The filing follows months of troubling signs for the Powder River Basin operator, which …

May 13, 2019 - 6:11 am Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News
Cloud Peak Energy Gets Short Reprieve Amid Bankruptcy Concerns

Cloud Peak Energy Gets Short Reprieve Amid Bankruptcy Concerns

From the Casper Star-Tribune

Cloud Peak Energy gained another week of reprieve last Tuesday, when the coal company reached an agreement with creditors to extend a grace period for their unpaid debt until May 7.

In a filing last Wednesday …

May 6, 2019 - 12:21 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News
Coal Mining’s Decline: Bankruptcy Judge Strips Retiree Healthcare and Union Contract, Introduces Virginia Businessman to Wyoming Coal

Coal Mining’s Decline: Bankruptcy Judge Strips Retiree Healthcare and Union Contract, Introduces Virginia Businessman to Wyoming Coal

From the Casper Star-Tribune

Westmoreland Coal’s path in Wyoming

The bankruptcy judge in the Westmoreland case ruled in favor of the coal firm Friday, which had sought to eliminate retiree health benefits and break the Kemmerer coal mine’s union contract

February 18, 2019 - 7:11 am Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, Law
Michigan Gas Outage Could Bolster Trump’s Bid to Save Coal Plants

Michigan Gas Outage Could Bolster Trump’s Bid to Save Coal Plants

From Bloomberg

A natural gas supply disruption forcing Michigan residents to lower thermostats and automakers to suspend operations could bolster President Donald Trump’s effort to keep coal plants operating possibly by invoking national security powers.

The episode began Wednesday when …

February 1, 2019 - 4:17 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, Natural Gas News
U.S.’s Oldest Independent Coal Producer Files Bankruptcy

U.S.’s Oldest Independent Coal Producer Files Bankruptcy

From Power Magazine

Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Co. on October 9 said it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with the company reporting more than $1.4 billion in debt. The company in its annual financial report in April of this year …

October 11, 2018 - 11:21 am Closing Bell Story‎, Commodity Pricing, Power Generation
Coal Production Cuts Continue with Power Plant Retirements: S&P

Coal Production Cuts Continue with Power Plant Retirements: S&P

From IEEFA

Coal producers delivered 51.4 million tons of coal, 6.6% of the coal mined in the U.S. in 2017, to power plants scheduled to retire in the next 10 years as a secular decline in domestic demand continues to …

September 7, 2018 - 6:50 am Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Paris Agreement Ratification Ceremony.
From Paris to Hangzhou – Climate Response in Action.
H.E. Mr. XI Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China and H.E. Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America present the instrument for the Paris Agreement to the Secretary-General.

Walls, Windmills, the BRI and Power Lines: What is China’s Long-Term Energy Strategy?

From Asia Times

China is now the undisputed leader in renewable-energy manufacturing worldwide. Yet along the routes of its Belt and Road Initiative – the largest foreign-investment strategy in history – alternative-clean-energy projects pale in comparison with coal-fired power plants.…

August 29, 2018 - 10:53 am China, Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News
Lackawana Energy Center Project Rendering. Source: http://lackawannaenergy.com/

Natural Gas-Power Approaches Record High Usage as Coal Power Sinks

From the Casper Star-Tribune

Natural gas use is projected to hit near record highs as people crank the air conditioning over the hot summer months, while coal’s share of the electricity mix will remain stagnant.

Gas could provide up to …

Championing Coal and Nuclear Likely to Take Market Share from NatGas

Championing Coal and Nuclear Likely to Take Market Share from NatGas

Gas-powered generation companies unhappy about administration’s coal and nuclear power bailout plans

From US News

President Trump’s most recent move, an announcement last week that his administration will once again try to prop up ailing coal and nuclear plants, drew …

June 7, 2018 - 6:44 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News
Wyoming Coal Production Reflects Demand for Higher Heat

Wyoming Coal Production Reflects Demand for Higher Heat

Nation’s largest two surface mines mostly hold course, others see large drops

From the Casper Star Tribune

Wyoming mines that produce lower heat coal appear to have struggled in the first quarter of the year while the state’s largest mines …

May 1, 2018 - 11:16 am Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News
CPP Keep or Kill: Washington to Hear from Coal Country at EPA Clean Power Plan Meeting Tuesday

CPP Keep or Kill: Washington to Hear from Coal Country at EPA Clean Power Plan Meeting Tuesday

From the Casper Star Tribune

The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a listening session Tuesday in Gillette to discuss the Clean Power Plan.

The federal agency responsible for the emissions-cutting Clean Power Plan will hold a public meeting today in …

March 27, 2018 - 1:01 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News
China Continues Transition to NatGas, Ranks Second in LNG Imports

China Continues Transition to NatGas, Ranks Second in LNG Imports

In 2017 China surpassed South Korea to become the world’s second-largest importer of LNG, according to data from IHS Markit and official Chinese government statistics, the EIA said. Driven by government policies designed to reduce air pollution, LNG imports increased …

February 23, 2018 - 3:31 pm Closing Bell Story‎, LNG, Oil and Gas 360 Articles