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Report – No Need for New U.S. Coal Ports: Data Shows Oversupply in Capacity

Report – No Need for New U.S. Coal Ports: Data Shows Oversupply in Capacity

No Need for New U.S. Coal Ports: Data Shows Oversupply in Capacity (pdf) By Tom Sanzillo, Director of Finance, IEEFA  

November 19, 2014 Read More →

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Op-Ed: A Road to Nowhere

Seattle Times: The reality is that the economic prospects for West Coast coal exports have collapsed. China’s demand for coal, which once seemed limitless, has been falling for three consecutive years. India’s coal imports fell last year and are projected to drop even further as the country increasingly taps domestic coal reserves to fuel its […]

April 26, 2017 Read More →

IEEFA Guest Commentary: Cloud Peak Pulls Back From Once-Ambitious Coal-Export Plans

In Reworking of Pacific Rim Contracts, an Acknowledgement of Market Realities

In another sign of the collapsing prospects for West Coast coal exports, Cloud Peak Energy—one of the largest coal producers in the American West and the best positioned coal exporter in the vast Powder River Basin—recently announced that it had extricated itself from long-term contracts to move coal into Pacific Rim markets. It was a costly retrenchment: the […]

Developer of Proposed U.S. Coal-Export Terminal Gives Up

Dave Gallagher for the Bellingham (Wash.) Herald: Developers of the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point have withdrawn its permit applications, essentially closing the book on the project. Pacific International Terminals sent a letter Tuesday to Whatcom County officials announcing it was stopping the environmental impact statement process and is withdrawing its applications for the […]

February 10, 2017 Read More →

Both Promoters and Opponents Sense a Pulse in Dormant Gateway Pacific Coal-Export Project

Christopher Coats for SNL: Months after federal and Washington state officials effectively halted progress on the proposed Gateway Pacific coal export terminal, project backers have moved to ensure that they can return to the project at a later date, while opponents are moving to halt it completely with an expansion of state protection. The proposed […]

September 20, 2016 Read More →

Legal Expert Says Army Corps Rejection of Permit for Gateway Coal Export Terminal Looks “Pretty Air Tight”

Christopher Coats in SNL: Few options have emerged for reviving the Gateway Pacific coal export terminal in Washington following the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ recent decision to halt permitting of the controversial project, according to stakeholders involved. On May 9, the Corps announced that it halted the permitting process for the terminal in response to a […]

May 17, 2016 Read More →

‘The Prospects for Coal Exports Are Dimming, but Politics Have Little to Do with it’

Benjamin Storrow for the Casper Star Tribune: Political flaps over coal exports get the headlines. But a deteriorating market poses a greater threat to American mining firms’ dreams of establishing a beachhead in Asia. Exports were widely viewed as a lifeline for the United States’ contracting coal industry as recently as 2014. Some analysts predicted […]

May 16, 2016 Read More →

Coal Port-Expansion Sponsor in Washington State Puts Project on Hold

From the Associated Press: The sponsor of a proposed Washington state coal port for shipments of the fuel to Asia is suspending work on an environmental review because of a Native American tribe’s concerns that the project could hurt its fishing rights. SSA Marine, which retains a 51 percent ownership of the project, said Friday […]

April 4, 2016 Read More →

Divestiture Movement, Deepening Distress of Coal Industry, Emerging Battles Over Solar, Overbuilding of Shale Gas Pipelines Highlight IEEFA Energy Finance 2016 Conference in New York City

Panelists From Deutsche Bank, Moody’s, S&P Capital IQ, New York Mayor’s Office, CalSTRS, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Norwegian Parliament

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, MARCH 14-16; EXPERTS FROM EUROPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA,  AND THE AMERICAS NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2016 — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) today announced a 2016 conference lineup that includes leading energy finance experts, industry regulators, institutional investors, activists, market analysts and commentators from around the world. The conference, Energy […]

February 29, 2016 Read More →

Tribal Leaders Question Proposed Northwest Coal-Export Terminal

Christopher Coats for SNL: The representatives offered strong criticism for the proposed Gateway Pacific coal export terminal in northwest Washington. Planned for Cherry Point, near the Canadian border, Gateway would be the largest coal terminal on the U.S. West Coast. At full capacity, the terminal is expected to export up to 48 million tonnes of […]

November 6, 2015 Read More →
Proposed Northwest Coal Expansions Draw D.C. Press Notice

Proposed Northwest Coal Expansions Draw D.C. Press Notice

Coal-port expansion in the Pacific Northwest is drawing attention in Washington, D.C., notably this morning in a Roll Call article by Tom Curry headlined “Manufacturers Eyeing Fate of NW Coal Export Terminals.” Curry notes resistance to new export facilities from Native Americans and the federal and state government, all of which have raised questions “that will […]

February 10, 2015 Read More →