•  Coal is a vital Canadian resource
    Coal is a vital Canadian resource
  • Coal is critical to energy generation
    Coal is critical to energy generation
  •  Without coal, there is no steel
    Without coal, there is no steel

2015 Conference Sponsors

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  • Westmoreland Coal Company

2015 Conference Sponsors

  • SMS Komatsu
  • Walter Energy
  • JoyGlobal
  • Teck
  • Westshore Terminals
  • Grande Cache Coal
  • Port Metro Vancouver
  • KalTire
  • Cummins Western Canada
  • IHS
  • Canadian Pacific
  • Northwest Corporation
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  • Intertek
  • Millenium
  • MTU

Despite low prices, Canadian coal producers are doing better than most

With the U.S. dollar on a tear, hitting valuations against the Canadian dollar and other currencies that haven’t been seen in more than a decade, commodities and precious metals priced in U.S. dollars have been taking a beating. Coal, one of Canada’s largest exports, is no exception, and the low prices are hitting Canadian coal producers hard. Each year, Canada produces over 60 million tonnes of coal, split roughly in half between thermal coal, which is used to fuel power plants, and … [Read More...]

IEA: low-priced coal was the fastest-growing fossil fuel (2013)

According to a recent report by the International Energy Agency Coal remains the fastest-growing fossil fuel, outpacing the growth of oil and gas in 2012. Although growth in demand for coal slowed, it still accounted for almost 30% of global primary energy consumption and more than 40% of electricity generated. In 2012, despite its weaker economic growth, China’s share of global coal energy demand rose above 50%. In 2013, China was the largest coal consumer, followed by the United States and … [Read More...]