Research on Arch Coal Inc. and CONSOL Energy Inc. - Coal Failing to Catch Fire

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/25/12 -- offers free research on Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE: ACI) and CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) from the Coal industry. Access these reports by clicking on the links below or by copy and pasting those to your address bar.

Companies in the industrial metals & minerals industry with operations in coal, such as Arch Coal Inc. and CONSOL Energy Inc., have been facing a number of headwinds as of late. Deflated coals prices continue to languish and a number of factors could keep prices down for the foreseeable future. Increased production is one reason that coal prices have suffered, and a slowdown in China has cut demand. Investors and shareholders of Arch Coal Inc. can simply register for our complimentary reports by clicking on the link below. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Coal industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Arch Coal Inc. and CONSOL Energy Inc. To see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future, please visit the link below.

Lower natural gas prices are also working against coal, as many are opting for natural gas as an alternative. Tougher environmental laws are also having an effect on coal consumption, as several coal-fired power plants have been shut down due to the costly upgrades needed to stay in compliance.

The aforementioned reasons are certainly creating challenges for the industry and companies like Arch Coal Inc. and CONSOL Energy Inc. However, those with diversified holdings are still performing well. CONSOL is a good example of this, recently announcing that its Gas Division upped its 2nd quarter production by 10% in year over year comparisons. Register now to have free access to our report on CONSOL Energy Inc., and to do so please click the link below.

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