Wednesday, March 9, 2016

US Coal - brutal fallout from low natural gas prices

I've recently posted on the drop in natural gas and oil prices, but I haven't commented much on the knock on effects.  A brutal example is the destruction of coal companies in the US.  Train car loadings of coal have completely fallen off a cliff, caught fire, and remain a smouldering ruin.

Look at some of the stock symbols for coal companies and you'll see declines even more severe. Here's BTU (Peabody Energy)

Low natural gas prices are encouraging a switch from coal to natural gas electricity generation

It is not a good time to be in the coal business

disclosure: No positions, either long or short.

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