Asia Throws Coal a Lifeline

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With demand in the United States waning recently, major coal companies here in the States have been bailed out by a burgeoning export market. To date, both Peabody Energy  and Arch Coal  witnessed a dramatic uptick in demand from China and India. Helped, not only from increased coal-fueled energy production, but also by one of the coldest winters those two countries have experienced in quite a long time, the U.S. exported a record amount of coal in 2012. Expectations are for this export demand to continue. So, who else will capitalize on this opportunity? Tune in below for Motley Fool materials analyst Taylor Muckerman's take.

A great chance to dominate the export market due to a strong position in Australia
The coal industry in the United States has been in a state of flux since the arrival of a cheaper alternative for energy production: natural gas. Exports are becoming a much bigger part of the domestic coal landscape, and Peabody Energy has deals in place to get its cheaper coal from the Powder River and Illinois Basins to India, China, and the EU. For investors looking to capitalize on a rebound in the U.S. coal market, The Motley Fool has authored a special new premium report detailing exactly why Peabody Energy is perhaps most worthy of your consideration. Don't miss out on this invaluable resource -- simply click here now to claim your copy today.


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