The Anglo-Dutch oil group is producing 155,000 barrels a day from tar sands, had plans to raise this to 500,000 barrels and has just formally applied for a licence to enable it to raise that figure to 770,000.-- from Shell wants to produce five times more oil from tar sands.
Coal executives say they expect [U.S.] exports to reach 80 million tons this year, and with railroad and port improvements, to rise to as much as 120 million tons in the next few years.-- from An Export in Solid Supply.
Ships queuing off Australia's biggest coal port, Newcastle, to load cargoes destined for China; at one point last June the line was 79 ships long.-- from A ravenous dragon.
P.S. Maribo highlights a post from "In it" pointing out that [fossil] energy is unbelievably cheap.