Arch Coal is the largest producer of metallurgical coal and the
second largest producer of thermal coal in the nation. Our large,
low-cost and modern operations are located in the most strategic
coal supply basins in the U.S. We serve a broad mix of steel
producers, power producers and industrial accounts here and around
the world with a vast metallurgical and thermal coal product slate
and a wide range of logistical options for delivery.
Arch is the leading producer of
metallurgical coal in the United States. We produce a broad product slate of
high-quality metallurgical coal in Appalachia for sale in the global
steel market. Arch has extensive low-cost reserves adjacent to its
flagship Leer operation. This 130-million-ton reserve block is comprised of high-vol
A coal quality, and will support decades of mining.This gives Arch one of the most
extensive and highest quality metallurgical coal
reserve bases in the U.S. coal industry.
Powder River Basin
Arch produces the vast majority of its thermal coal from
its operations in the Southern PRB - the nation's largest and lowest
cost coal-supply region. Operating two large surface mines, Black
Thunder and Coal Creek, the company ships coal to power generators
across the U.S.
Western Bituminous Region
Arch operates one
large underground longwall mine in Colorado. The
West Elk mine produces high-heat, low-sulfur coal for domestic and
international power generators as well as industrial customers.
Along with the company's 49% equity
interest in Knight Hawk Coal, Arch operates the
highly competitive, low-cost Viper mine in the
Illinois Basin. Arch's extensive and
competitive reserve base provides a solid platform in a growth region that is well positioned
to export to the Atlantic Basin market via the Gulf of Mexico.