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GILLETTE (WNE) — The coal production from Peabody Energy Corp. and Arch Resources Inc. through the first three months of 2022 aligned with the strong projections each company had for their Powder River Basin mines headed into the year, despite rail issues and other logistical challenges. Their...
Arch posts strong end to 2021 amid its PRB exit   By Jake Goodrick Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — The Powder River Basin coal mines of Arch Resources Inc. ended 2021 on a note similar to the other Campbell County thermal coal operations, capping off a better-than-...
Biggest U.S. coal plant will halve production   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The biggest coal-fired power plant in the country gets all of its coal from Wyoming. A second of its four units is now slated for retirement, halving total capacity before the...

A CAT large mining truck makes its way out of the Eagle Butte mine with a load of coal. Gillette News Record file photo. 

2021 finally brings short uptick for thermal coal   By Greg Johnson Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Given the choice of what to hear first, good news or bad news, Powder River Basin coal producers and the thousands of people who work the mines are used to asking for the...
Employment, production losses continue to chase PRB coal   By Greg Johnson Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange    GILLETTE — As Powder River Basin coal continues to take a pounding with production down about 22% last year over 2019, the local industry quietly passed a milestone that...
Arch fast-tracks closure of Powder River Basin mines   By Greg Johnson Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Arch Natural Resources’ plans to accelerate its exit from mining Powder River Basin coal is coming into more focus as the company already has kicked final reclamation...
Powder River Basin coal facing point of no return   By Greg Johnson Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE— A decade ago, the Powder River Basin was hitting its economic peak. Fracking was exploding to pump new life into Wyoming’s oil and natural gas industries, and coal was...
Arch speeding up work to get rid of Wyoming coal mines   By Greg Johnson Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Arch Resources is accelerating its efforts to divest itself of its Powder River Basin coal mines as it expects to produce about 27% less coal this year than in 2019...
Coal companies’ joint venture dead; Arch considers 'alternatives' for PRB mines   By Greg Johnson Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE – A U.S. District Court decision to block a joint venture between Peabody Energy Corp. and Arch Resources Inc. could also mean the beginning of...
Arch chief says mine outlook grim without joint venture   By Greg Johnson Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Once a money-generating juggernaut for one of the world’s largest coal producers, Powder River Basin mines have become a financial albatross for Arch Resources Inc....

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