Apr 06 2015Patriot Coal's Hobet 21 Mine Wiping Out W Va's Mud River Watershed Hobet 21 is part of the Hobet Mining Complex in Boone County West ia which covers 6 268 acres in and around the upper Mud River watershed and is one of the largest surface mines in Appalachia Environmentalist's foray into mining gets bolder After all the self-styled environmentalist has turned his nonprofit the ia Conservation Legacy Fund Inc and its mine-owning subsidiary ERP Compliant Fuels LLC into a notable coal producer in Appalachia in just a matter of months The company operates under a unique if counterintuitive

In Appalachia the coal industry is in collapse but the

Aug 30 2015In Appalachia the coal industry is in collapse but the mountains aren't coming back We continue picking our way along a path on topless Kayford "Mountain " a few miles from Hensley's hometown (population 514 according to the 2010 census) as he resumes chronicling his adventures on ATVs Nearby is the Seng Creek mine

Nov 07 2015Patriot Coal assumed responsibility for thousands of Peabody Energy retirees in Appalachia and the coal-rich Illinois Basin after Peabody spun it off in 2007 Two years ago Patriot concluded its first bankruptcy in St Louis with a deal to reduce its health care and pension obligations to

Oct 12 2015Contrast the attention of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation the Chorus Foundation and nonprofits such as MACED KFTC and BMWC to the well-being of the communities with the approach of Peabody Coal Company which owns the two

May 12 2015​Patriot Coal files for Chapter 11 -- again In December Patriot announced it was permanently closing two mines in western Kentucky and laid off 130 workers at its Corridor G Mining Complex near Madison West ia The company moved its headquarters from St Louis Mo to Scott Depot in January

Patriot Coal has closed another mine bringing to four the number of its coal operations shut this year due to continuing weakness in market demand The St Louis-based company is idling the Freedom underground mine in Kentucky giving 60 days notice to its employees

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Saluting Patriot Coal By Toby Shute May 21 2007 A week ago Peabody Energy (NYSE BTU) publicly initiated a spinoff of Patriot Coal a subsidiary that includes its Appalachian properties That didn't take too long Less than a month ago I noted the company's hiring of Morgan Stanley (NYSE MS) to explore strategic alternatives for these assets

Background Magro served as Senior Vice President of Operations -- West ia North Region and served as Senior Vice President of Underground Mining at Patriot Coal Corporation since December 19 2009 Magro has more than 35 years of experience overseeing longwall continuous miner truck-and-shovel and highwall mining operations in multiple

May 08 2012Disappointing 1Q for Patriot Coal It includes 4 9 million tons of thermal and 1 4 million tons of metallurgical ("met") coal On a segmental basis Appalachia Mining Operations contributed 4 4 million tons to total company sales while Illinois Basin Mining Operations contributed 1 9 million tons

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Patriot became the second-largest coal company in the Central Appalachian region at the time of its creation containing 13 percent of Peabody's assets 40 percent of its liabilities and all its union mines save one—an operation on the Navajo nation in Arizona

Patriot Coal Corporation Description Patriot Coal Corporation is a producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States with 10 active mining complexes in Appalachia and the Illinois Basin Patriot ships to domestic and international electricity generators industrial users and metallurgical coal customers and controls approximately 1 8 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves

Patriot Coal Corporation (Patriot) is a producer of thermal coal in the eastern United States with operations and coal reserves in the Appalachia and the Illinois Basin coal regions The Company operates in two segments Appalachia Mining Operations and Illinois Basin Mining Operations Patriot is also a United States producer of metallurgical quality coal

The strange brief life of Patriot Coal

Patriot became the second-largest coal company in the Central Appalachian region at the time of its creation containing 13 percent of Peabody's assets 40 percent of its liabilities and all its union mines save one—an operation on the Navajo nation in Arizona

In 2013 the average coal produced per employee hour at Appalachia's underground coal mines was 3 60 tons at union operations and 3 08 tons at nonunion operations making miners about 17% more productive at union operations In 2014 underground union coal mines produced approximately 4 09 tons per man hour while nonunion operations produced 3 54 tons per man hour indicating about 16%

Nov 15 2012Charleston WV - Today Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE PCX) announced its intention to immediately begin phasing out all large scale surface mining in Appalachia The announcement follows an historic agreement with the Sierra Club Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and the West ia Highlands Conservancy represented by attorneys from Appalachian Mountain Advocates

Dec 10 2018Then in 2015 Clarke purchased several mines owned by Patriot Coal as part of that company's bankruptcy proceedings Since then he has acquired additional coal mines in Central Appalachia as well as iron ore mines in Minnesota

Patriot Coal Missed the Mark It includes 5 8 million tons of thermal and 1 8 million tons of metallurgical (met) coal On a segmental basis Appalachia Mining Operations contributed 5 9 million tons to total company sales while Illinois Basin Mining Operations contributed 1 7 million tons

Patriot Coal Corporation was a coal-mining company based in St Louis Missouri in the United States The company is a spin-off of most of the Eastern U S operations of Peabody Energy Patriot is the second largest coal miner east of the Mississippi River The company's operations are made up of 16 mining complexes