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Alpha - Appalachia coal mines

Alpha - Appalachia coal mines

Report summary

Alpha's operates more than 100 mines organised into 40 complexes with an additional 5 projects.  There are 33 operating complexes and 3 projects located in Central Appalachia with 22 of these being capable of producing metallurgical coal.  In Northern Appalachia, there are 6 operating complexes and 3 projects with all of these complexes able to produce varying degrees of metallurgical coal.

What's included?

This report includes 3 file(s)

  • Alpha - Appalachia coal mines PDF - 1.47 MB 33 Pages, 14 Tables, 3 Figures
  • company alpha app.xls XLS - 311.50 KB
  • Alpha-Consolidated-WI-BASE.xls XLS - 402.50 KB


Affected by the global economy, shale gas and emission targets, the coal industry has encountered a number of challenges and uncertainties. Factors such as overcapacity, weakening demand and falling prices have resulted in a period of price deflation, with individual companies forced to consolidate and rationalise non-core assets.

This Metallurgical Coal Mine report includes detailed analyses of the location, ownership, reserves, geology, production, infrastructure, capital and operating costs of this mine.

It provides a comprehensive snapshot of the key issues and challenges impacting this mine and helps businesses who are looking to invest in assets, source coal or expand their business within the coal sector.

Wood Mackenzie is the only coal industry service provider to offer a market outlook integrated with other sector analyses, including macroeconomics, steel markets and gas and power markets. Based on objective, proprietary data, our coal analysts deliver a trusted outlook on coal supply, demand and price to maximise your current and future investments.

From primary drivers influencing coal trade to potential price impacts, we give you confidence in your strategic planning.

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
    • Summary
    • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
    • Production
  • Operations
    • Central Appalachia operations
    • Alloy/Big Creek
    • Aracoma
    • Black Castle
    • Black Mountain
    • Camp Creek
    • Coalgood
    • Cobra
    • Cumberland Resources
    • Delbarton
    • Edwight & Goals
    • Elk Run/Progress
    • Endurance
    • Enterprise
    • Green Valley
    • Guyandotte Kepler
    • Herndon Processing
    • Independence
    • Inman
    • Kepler
    • Kingston
    • Knox Creek
    • Laurel Creek
    • Litwar
    • Long Fork
    • Mammoth
    • Marfork/Upper Big Branch
    • Martin County
    • Mate Creek
    • McClure
    • Moss 3
    • Motivation
    • Newhall Pocahontas
    • Nicholas Energy
    • Paramont
    • Pioneer Fuels
    • Republic Energy
    • Riverside
    • Sidney
    • Stirrat
    • Toms Creek/VICC/Moss 3
    • Virginia Crews
    • Virginia Energy
    • Northern Appalachia operations
    • Brooks Run
    • Cumberland
    • Emerald
  • Infrastructure
  • Costs
  • Sales contracts
  • Economic assumptions

In this report there are 17 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
    • Detailed map - Alpha's Central Appalachia operations
    • Detailed map - Alpha's Northern Appalachia operations
  • Participation
    • Participation
  • Geology
    • Coal seams
  • Reserves and resources
    • Marketable reserves (at 01/01/2016)
  • Production
    • Production: Table 1
  • Operations
    • Division summary 2016
  • Infrastructure
    • Infrastructure
  • Costs
    • Cash costs 2016 (US$/short ton)
    • Project cash costs (real 2016 basis, US$/short ton)
    • Company average cash costs and margins (US$/short ton)
    • Cash costs
    • Capital costs (US$ million)
  • Sales contracts
    • Product quality
    • Product quality
  • Economic assumptions
    • Economic assumptions
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