News Briefing for Leading Energy Companies: New Colombia Resources, Cliffs Natural Resources, Peabody Energy, Alpha Natural

  News Briefing for Leading Energy Companies: New Colombia Resources, Cliffs
Natural Resources, Peabody Energy, Alpha Natural Resources, Royale Energy and
                               James River Coal

  PR Newswire

  CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, April 4, 2013

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

FinancialNewsMedia.com issues market news report for today's Active
Energy/Mining Companies: New Colombia Resources, Inc.(OTCQB: NEWC), Cliffs
Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF), Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU), Alpha
Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), Royale Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROYL) and James
River Coal Company (NASDAQ: JRCC)

New Colombia Resources Inc. (OTCQB: NEWC) Engages SGS to Commence a Drill
Program and Exploration Services at their Metallurgical Coal Property in
Colombia. NEWC has engaged SGS Colombia S.A. to begin a N.I. 43-101 compliant
drill program. At the conclusion of the program, New Colombia will hire an
international drilling company to drill the holes according to the plan. SGS
will take custody of the core samples back to their laboratory in
Barranquilla, Colombia and provide drill hole database management services.
Other services SGS will provide include a Topographic Survey and Geological
Mapping. Once the drill holes samples have been analyzed, a Qualified Person
(QP), as defined by the National Instrument 43-101, will provide a technical
report. The N.I. 43-101 Technical Report is an international standard used
for the public disclosure of information relating to mineral properties; it is
broadly comparable to the Joint Ore Reserves Committee Code (JORC Code) which
regulates the publication of mineral exploration reports. Read the full press
release at
http://www.financialnewsmedia.com/stock-investing-business-investing-news/featured-news.php?id=256


Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) released news this week it intends
to announce unaudited 2013 first-quarter financial results after the
U.S.-market close Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The Company invites interested
parties to listen to a live broadcast of a conference call with securities
analysts and institutional investors to discuss the results. The live webcast
will be archived http://www.cliffsnaturalresources.com  Cliffs Natural
Resources Inc. is an international mining and natural resources company. A
member of the S&P 500 Index, the Company is a major global iron ore producer
and a significant producer of high- and low-volatile metallurgical coal.

Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) News: In an address to the China Development
Forum Economic Summit in Beijing , Peabody Energy Chairman and CEO Gregory H.
Boyce shared his views on how 21st Century Coal can advance China's energy,
economic and environmental objectives. "As China's unprecedented urbanization
continues, coal provides the holistic path that the nation needs to provide
abundant, affordable energy that drives social and economic progress while
meeting the nation's environmental goals," said Boyce. "I applaud China for
taking a comprehensive approach to energy policy ? one that advances energy
access, economic growth and environmental protection. In the decades ahead,
China is positioned to once again lead the world in providing the global
blueprint for building a sustainable energy future built on 21st Century
Coal." Peabody Energy is the world's largest private-sector coal company and a
global leader in sustainable mining and clean coal solutions. The company
serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in more than 25 countries on
six continents.

Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal supplier, recently
announced that Paramont Coal Company, Virginia, LLC has recently been
recognized for its environmental accomplishments. The awards were presented by
the Virginia Mining Association and the Division of Mined Land Reclamation at
an annual dinner on Saturday, March 23rd in Norton, Va. Alpha Natural
Resources is one of the largest and most regionally diversified coal suppliers
in the United States. With mining operations in Virginia, West Virginia,
Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Wyoming, Alpha supplies metallurgical coal to the
steel industry and thermal coal to generate power to customers on five
continents.

Royale Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROYL) operates as an independent oil and natural
gas producer in the United States. It engages in the production and sale of
natural gas; acquisition of oil and gas lease interests and proved reserves;
drilling of exploratory and development wells; and sale of fractional working
interests in wells to be drilled. In an article from Environment and Energy
reprinted in a press release by Royale Energy, petroleum geologist Ed Duncan
says he is on the precipice of proving America's next big shale oil play.
Duncan, president and CEO of Great Bear Petroleum, is betting big that
Alaska's North Slope geology will yield bountiful untapped resources as vast
as the unconventional oil plays at Texas' Eagle Ford and North Dakota's Bakken
shale fields.

James River Coal Company (NASDAQ: JRCC), through its subsidiaries, engages in
mining, processing, and selling thermal and metallurgical coal in eastern
Kentucky, southern West Virginia, and southern Indiana. The company operates
in two segments, Central Appalachia and the Midwest. James River Coal Company
conducts its mining operations in Bell County, Bledsoe, Blue Diamond Buckeye,
Blue Diamond Leatherwood, Hampden, McCoy Elkhorn, Laurel Mountain, and Triad
mining complexes. As of December 31, 2012, the company had approximately 341.7
million tons of proven and probable coal reserves. The Company announced last
month that it had a net loss of $138.9 million or $3.99 per fully diluted
share for the year ended December 31, 2012 and a net loss of $76.9 million or
$2.21 per fully diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2012. This is compared
to a net loss of $39.1 million or $1.19 per fully diluted share for the year
ended December 31, 2011 and a net loss of $28.5 million or $0.82 per fully
diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2011..

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