Arch Coal is a leading 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 a leading producer of
metallurgical coal in the United States. We produce a broad product
slate of high-quality coking coal in Appalachia for sale in
the global steel market. Arch has extensive low-cost reserves
adjacent to its flagship Leer operation. This 200-million-ton
reserve block is comprised of High-vol A quality coal, and will
support decades of low-cost 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 well-suited for domestic and international power generators as well as
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.