Who bought Patriot Coal?

Blackhawk Mining, LLC
In October 2015, Lexington, KY-based Blackhawk Mining, LLC, purchased most of the assets of Patriot Coal out of bankruptcy. The value of the transaction was approximately $1 billion.

What is the average salary of a coal miner in West Virginia?

West Virginia coal miners earn an average of $55,000 a year, according to the state Coal Association. And the industry provides $3.5 billion to the gross state product of nearly $30 billion.

Who owns Triple H Coal in Tennessee?

In March 2011, TPI acquired Triple H Coal, mainly funded by borrowing from Questmark Mining Rights Investment Fund.

Who owns Mcarthur River mine?

Ownership. The mine is owned by Cameco (70%), and Orano Canada (30%) (formerly Areva Resources Canada, formerly COGEMA Resources Inc.) Cameco is the mine operator.

How many hours do coal miners work a day?

Down in a coal mine, there’s no such thing as a “nine to five.” Miners usually work shifts, and they can be on for 10 days in a row. Some head down before sunrise and return anywhere from seven to 12 hours later.

Are there any coal mines in Tennessee?

Tennessee’s coal production is small but generally high quality. All present production is bituminous coal from the Cumberland Plateau and Cumberland Mountains regions. There is a sizable reserve of lignite in West Tennessee, more than a billion tons, but as yet there has been no mining.

When did coal mining start in Tennessee?

Coal mining in Tennessee first began in the 1840s. However, it did not become an important industry until after the Civil War, when railroad construction made it easier for miners to reach deposits and for coal to reach cities.

Is Walter Energy still in business?

Corporate and U.S. headquarters were located in Birmingham, Alabama, and its Canadian & UK headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. Walter Energy filed for bankruptcy in 2015 and its assets were purchased by Warrior Met Coal.