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Coal’s Fortunes Look Bleak

  • Gas glut and climate policies pressure dirtiest fossil fuel
  • Analysts see benchmark coal price hitting four-year low
The open pit lignite mine in Hambach, Germany

The open pit lignite mine in Hambach, Germany

Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

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European coal faces another depressing year as natural gas floods the region and clean-energy policies reduce demand for the dirtiest fossil fuel.