Arch Coal is the most diversified U.S. coal producer, and the No. 2
reserve holder in the nation. Our operations extend to every major
U.S. coal supply basin. We serve a broad mix of 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.
Powder River Basin
Arch is the second largest overall producer and
is the top producer of 8,800-Btu coal in the
Southern PRB - the nation's largest
coal-supply region. Operating two large surface
mines, Black Thunder and Coal Creek, the company
ships coal to power producers across the U.S., as
well as overseas. Arch controls nearly
3.1 billion tons of reserves in
the PRB located in Wyoming and Montana.
Western Bituminous Region
Arch operates one
large underground longwall mine in Colorado,
shipping coal directly to
domestic and international power producers and
industrial customers. The company has a total of
286 million tons of proven and probable reserves
in the region.
Arch is one of the
largest producers in Appalachia and a top-five U.S. producer of metallurgical
coal. Arch has a 972 million reserve base in
Appalachia which includes our metallurgical coal reserves.
These reserves are comprised of low volatile coal, high
volatile A and B coals as well as pulverized
injection coal. This gives Arch one of the most
extensive and highest quality metallurgical coal
reserve bases in the U.S. coal industry.
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 of 711 million tons
provides a solid platform in a growth region that is well positioned
to export to the Atlantic Basin market via the Gulf of Mexico.