Arch Coal Inc. , the second-largest U.S. coal producer, led other companies lower on concern Europe’s debt crisis will threaten fuel demand.
The Environmental Protection Agency tightened water-pollution restrictions for mountaintop-removal coal mining in the U.S. Appalachia region, affecting companies including Arch Coal Inc. and Patriot Coal Corp.
Massey Energy Co. , owner of the Upper Big Branch coal mine where 29 people died in April, rose the most in 17 months on a report it’s seeking a possible sale.
Peabody Energy Corp. , the largest U.S. coal producer, said fourth-quarter profit more than doubled on higher prices for the steelmaking ingredient.
President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions left coal with a future even as the industry accuses him of trying to make the fuel obsolete.
Arch Coal Inc. , the second-biggest U.S. coal producer, reported fourth-quarter profit that missed analyst estimates because of lower production of the power-plant fuel and steelmaking component.
"With winter approaching, buyers were more willing to step up to the plate, especially given stockpiles had fallen materially."
- Jeremy Sussman on Jan 12, 2015
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