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mho07 3 posts  |  Last Activity: Dec 11, 2014 10:44 PM Member since: Nov 26, 2008
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  • J.P. Morgan analysts think sliding oil prices could be good news for coal miners such as Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI) and Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU), as the current problems in the E&P world appear to signal an inflection point for the shale oil and gas business, which has been a major thorn in coal’s side.
    Gas supply should turn lower in 2016, JPM says, resulting in higher coal prices and a realization that coal must have a bigger role in U.S. power supply than was expected just a few weeks ago.
    The firm likes the high yielding Illinois basin MLPs Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) and Alliance Resource Partners (NASDAQ:ARLP), but for more aggressive investors it thinks the other coal names with financial strength like Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD), Consol Energy (NYSE:CNX), and BTU should benefit more from the new paradigm by H2 2015.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • The Obama administration is considering a change in its timetable to curb carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants, a proposal that would give electric utilities more time to meet the reduction targets.

    The Environmental Protection Agency issued additional information on its proposal after some states and utilities said the required switch to gas from coal by 2020 -- a major part of the original plan -- may cause prices to jump or crimp supplies of electricity. The agency said it would consider a “glide path” for the requirement over an additional nine years so that coal plants won’t be taken out of service early.

    In a document released today, the EPA outlined changes it’s mulling in response to comments from state leaders, utility executives and environmental advocates. Many of those changes would ease burdens on states, while others may increase the stringency of the rule.
    “The additional information is not about making the proposal more or less stringent,” Janet McCabe, the assistant EPA administrator, told reporters today in discussing the rule set to be finalized in the middle of next year.

    The EPA’s carbon plan is the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s plan to combat global warming. The cuts are designed to reduce coal as the chief source for electric generation and increase the use of natural gas, renewable power and energy efficiency measures.
    The plan is one of the most wide-ranging for utilities, forcing changes that could rework a century of how electricity is generated and distributed. It’s also generated almost 1.5 million public comments so far.
    The EPA’s consideration of a nine-year phase in would resolve a concern raised by utilities such as St. Louis-based Ameren Corp. Those companies aren’t contesting a curb on emissions, which scientists say is causing climate change, or the size of the cuts. Those companies argue that they need more time to adjust their mix of coal and gas plants.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Someone dumped a 1,000,000 shares after hours, I wondered who sold and who bought???

    After Hours Time (ET) After Hours Price After Hours Share Volume
    16:14 $ 1.66 High 41
    16:12 $ 1.5131 Low 1,000,000
    16:11 $ 1.5267 29,100

    Sentiment: Buy

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