Alpha Natural Resources plans new LNG plant in Wyoming

Alpha Natural Resources plans to build a liquefied natural gas plant in Wyoming. The company said the Plum Energy plant, which will operate near Gillette, Wyoming, and the Eagle Butte Mine, will help provide fuel for trucks used for mines owned by Alpha Coal West, a subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resources. The plant will produce an estimated 28,500 gallons of LNG per day. Of this output, 6,400 gallons per day will be used to fuel trucks.

"We are delighted to assist in bringing cleaner burning, lower cost LNG to Alpha Coal West and to Wyoming," said Kirt Montague, chief executive officer of Plum Energy. "This project not only will reduce fuel costs for Alpha Coal West, but will also help solidify supply lines for other LNG users in the Powder River Basin."

The company said the Plum Energy LNG plant will be completed in March 2015.

Recently, Alpha Natural Resources reported total revenues reached $1.1 billion in the second quarter, slightly below the $1.3 billion earned in the same period last year, with the company citing a challenging coal market this year.

More information on the LNG industry in North America can be found on PennEnergy's research area.

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