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Coal May Regain Market Share From Natural Gas, Barclays Says

Coal may regain some market share for power generation from natural gas during the summer as deferred shipments pour in, according to analysts from Barclays Capital Inc.

Cheap gas displaced coal for making electricity earlier in the year, leading to high stockpiles of the fuel and prompting utilities to postpone deliveries, Shiyang Wang, an analyst in New York at the bank, said today in an e-mailed research note.