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Declining coal production in the U.S.

From a Regular Contributor

The following link is about the approaching end of cheap and easy coal from the surface mines in the Western part of the US, specifically Wyoming. These reserves are approaching depletion. That is good for the planet but not necessarily good for electricity consumers in the US, China, and Europe.

The end of cheap easy coal? – Mountain Town News

However, the cost of renewable energy keeps dropping and is now almost cost competitive with coal, given that the price per ton of coal has doubled in the last 10 years. read more

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Shell re-enters coal with swaps trading

By Jacqueline Cowhig

LONDON | Thu May 17, 2012 12:16pm BST

May 17 (Reuters) – Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd this month resumed trading in coal derivatives more than a decade after parent Royal Dutch Shell exited the coal business and sold its mines, sources close to the company said.

Shell declined to comment.

Shell actively trades power, gas and carbon so the move back into coal fills a gap in the energy markets it trades and will enable more effective spread-trading and hedging, they said. read more

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Australian Investment Projects Drop for First Time Since 2004

Projects that have been shelved over the past few months include Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Anglo American Plc delaying a A$5 billion development in Victoria state to convert coal to clean fuels

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Fill ‘er up with coal, thanks

Royal Dutch Shell and Anglo-American recently shelved a $5 billion project to convert coal to diesel in the Latrobe Valley until further research was carried out.

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Shell, Anglo to Delay A$5 Billion Clean Fuels Project

Dec. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Anglo American Plc have delayed plans to develop a A$5 billion ($3.2 billion) project in Australia to convert coal into clean fuels, citing higher costs.

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Shell signs China synfuels pact

“This agreement is a nice example of Shell's approach to collaboration with Chinese institutes to find and demonstrate an alternative way to convert coal into fuels,” said Shell chief technology officer Jan van der Eijk.

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Market chaos won’t slow carbon scheme-Australia PM

Woodside, 34 percent-owned by Royal Dutch Shell Plc, said on Monday no projects would be shelved, but Voelte warned emissions trading would bring more unrest to Australia's economy and could cost jobs.

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CIC Energy makes progress on bold Mmamabula project

CIC Energy, which plans to build a coal mine and power station at its Mmamabula project in Botswana, this week unveiled the next step in its ambitious plans for the coalfield with an option agreement for a licence on technology from fuel giant Royal Dutch Shell.

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Decision time for the planet

As global coal use spirals, governments must decide whether to embrace a controversial new technology that some say is our only hope of tackling climate change

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Oil explorers find new fields to conquer

Companies are also dipping into “unconventional” hydrocarbon deposits — the sticky mountains of tar sands in Alberta, Canada and on the banks of Venezuela’s Orinoco river, the “tight sands” gas reserves of western Australia, and the methane trapped in long-disused European coal mines.

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Gorgon’s Delays May Force Tokyo Gas, Chubu to Pay More for LNG

The development, which has no scheduled start date, has been dogged by regulatory obstacles, spiraling costs, and delays by partners Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp.

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Australia to Promote Coal-to-Liquids to Improve Energy Security

Monash Energy, a venture between Anglo American Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, is considering building a plant in Victoria state to turn coal into motor fuel...

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Supplier warns of higher energy prices

Questions have also been raised over its planned investment in the London Array, which would be the world's largest offshore wind farm, where costs have risen sharply and Royal Dutch Shell, one of the three partners, has decided to pull out.

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Shell moves on Australia’s coal seam gas market in $700m deal

Royal Dutch Shell has signed a $700m (£356m) deal to buy a stake in Australia's Arrow Energy to jointly produce natural gas from coal deposits.

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Shell to make major investment in Malaysia over next 5 years

Van der Veer said world energy demand was estimated to double in 2050 as the world population grew to nine billion.

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