With oil hitting a new high every day Jim gave us an alternative in coal. For some reason coal companies are doing terribly and Arch Coal, Inc. ( ACI ) reported a number today that "no one liked." ACI CEO Steven Leer joined the show and Jim inquired why anyone would want to buy coal with the companies performing so dismally. 50% of our energy comes from coal companies and that number is projected to grow with ACI contributing about 11% of the annual coal supply. Leer talked about how oil and coal used to trade parallel to each other but now the coal companies are getting slaughtered with oil reaping the benefits. Right now there is a disconnect but there is a need for energy and oil, natural gas and coal will all be called on to fill the need.