Mitt Romney may "like coal," but utility companies love natural gas more - it’s cheaper and...

|By:, SA News Editor

Mitt Romney may "like coal," but utility companies love natural gas more - it’s cheaper and cleaner and is likely to remain so regardless of the next president, even if prices double from today’s levels. "Until the U.S. runs out of cheap natural gas, coal miners face dim prospects," Paul Ausick writes. Among coal names, only James River (JRCC +1.3%) is adding to yesterday's big gains.