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You can't keep coal down

Mark Twain’s famous quip about news of his death being exaggerated is being relived once again in the coal industry where a series of recent developments have breathed fresh life into an industry environmentalists have been trying to kill.

You can't keep coal down You can't keep coal down You can't keep coal down You can't keep coal down You can't keep coal down

Glencore is looking to integrate its Hunter Valley operations with Rio Tinto's nearby Coal & Allied assets

The connection with the comment from Twain, the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, is blindingly obvious for two reasons:

  • Coal consumption has not collapsed despite claims by anti-coal crusaders,