Energy Stocks

With oil cruising above $140 per barrel and natural gas at its highest levels since late 2005, it’s hard to imagine that there could be any energy-related sectors that aren’t flying higher. Read More

Coal is public enemy No. 1 for most environmental activist groups. Certainly, there’s some logic behind that opposition; after all, coal plants emit more sulphur dioxide, mercury and nitrous oxides than other fossil fuels. Read More

Back in March, the Bank of Canada (BoC) statement announcing a 50-basis-point interest-rate cut told of “clear signs that the US economy is likely to experience a deeper and more prolonged slowdown than had been projected in January.” Read More

We’ve had another week of almost manic ups and downs in the markets as investors digest both good news and bad on the economic front as well as from companies. Read More

A year ago, few investors wanted anything to do with the coal markets. Inventories of coal at US utilities were tight at the end of 2005, but a warm winter in 2005-06 changed all that: Inventories ballooned, and coal prices plummeted. Read More

The US is often called the Saudi Arabia of coal. And there’s a good reason for that: The nation has more than 27 percent of the world’s known coal reserves and some of the highest-quality deposits in the world. Read More

The US is often called the Saudi Arabia of coal. And there’s a good reason for that: The nation has more than 27 percent of the world’s known coal reserves and some of the highest-quality deposits in the world. That’s 90 billion metric tons more than Russia, the nation with the second-largest reserves. Read More