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  • Peabody's Q2 Western coal sales up 6.6% year on year, rail-related issues remain

    Peabody Energy's Western US operations sold 40.1 million st of coal in second-quarter 2014, up 6.65% from 37.6 million st in the same quarter last year, driven by utility demand for Powder River Basin coal, but rail performance is weighing on over-the-counter coal prices and utility demand, the company said in its earnings statement published Tuesday.

  • CCI 7, CCI 2 thermal coal down again on new China price cut

    Imported 4,700 kcal/kg NAR thermal coal delivered to south China (CCI 7) came under pressure again on Tuesday on a fresh price cut by Chinese coal producer Shenhua, down 20 cents to $56.50/mt in an oversupplied market and with weak buying interest, sources said.

  • OMU's Smith-1 coal unit in Kentucky to be back online Monday: official

    Kentucky's Owensboro Municipal Utilities planned to restart Unit 1 at its 425-MW Elmer Smith coal-fired power plant Monday afternoon after the unit was idled on Friday to remove a "clinker" that had formed in the boiler, a utility official said.

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