Alpha Natural Resources to close 3 coal mines in Dickenson County

Associated Press

Coal news: Alpha Natural Resources to close 3 coal mines in Dickenson County

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources says it will close three underground coal mines in Dickenson County in November.

The Bristol-based coal operator says the closures of deep mines 44, 37 and 25 will affect 96 employees.

Alpha says it also will reduce operations at deep mines 41 and 26 in Dickenson County.

Alpha subsidiary Paramount Coal Company operates all five mines.

Multiple media outlets report that Alpha announced the cuts on Monday. The company attributed the decision to the supply of coal exceeding demand.

Alpha filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Aug. 3.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Making DDoS Mitigation Part of Your Incident Response Plan: Critical Steps and Best Practices

Like a new virulent strain of flu, the impact of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is...

The Multi-Tax Challenge of Managing Excise Tax and Sales Tax

To be able to accurately calculate multiple tax types, companies must be prepared to continually ...

Operational Analytics in the Power Industry

Cloud computing, smart grids, and other technologies are changing transmission and distribution. ...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>

Archived Articles

PennEnergy Articles
2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

OGJ Articles
2011 | 2012 | 2013

OGFJ Articles
2011 | 2012 | 2013

Power Engineering Articles
2011 | 2012 | 2013

Power Engineering Intl Articles
2011 | 2012 | 2013

Utility Products Articles
2011 | 2012 | 2013

HydroWorld Articles
2011 | 2012 | 2013

COSPP Articles
2011 | 2012 | 2013

ELP Articles
2011 | 2012 | 2013