Alpha idles W. Virginia coal mine on demand weakness

Jun 11, 2013 | 02:19 PM | Stacy Irish

Tags  Alpha Natural Resources, Ted Pile, Boone County, West Virginia, mine, Liberty, Justice No. 1, metallurgical coal coal

NEW YORK — Alpha Natural Resources Inc. has idled its mine in Boone County, W.Va., due to challenging market conditions and weak metallurgical coal demand.

The Bristol, Va.-based coal producer is shutting down its Justice No. 1 mine and slowing production at its Liberty preparation plant, vice president of corporate communications Ted Pile confirmed to AMM sister publication Steel First June 10.....

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