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Westmoreland - Powder River Basin coal mines


Westmoreland - Powder River Basin coal mines

Report summary

With its acquisition of Sherritt's Canadian coal mines in late 2013, Westmoreland has become the 6th largest North American coal producer with a portfolio of mainly mine-mouth operations. Among the 13 mines it controls, Westmoreland operates two surface mines in the Montana portion of the Powder River Basin: Rosebud and Absaloka.  Rosebud primarily serves the adjacent Colstrip power plant while the Absaloka mine sells into a broader market.

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Description

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
    • Summary
    • Key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
    • Absaloka
    • Rosebud
  • Geology
    • Absaloka
    • Rosebud
  • Reserves and resources
    • Absaloka
    • Rosebud
  • Production
    • Production
  • Operations
    • Absaloka
    • Rosebud
    • Mine summary 2017
  • Infrastructure
    • Absaloka
    • Rosebud
  • Costs
    • Company average cash costs and margin (US$/short ton)
    • Cash Costs
    • Capital costs (US$ million)
  • Sales contracts
    • Absaloka
    • Rosebud
  • Economic assumptions

In this report there are 15 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
    • Location maps: Image 1
  • Participation
    • Participation
  • Geology
    • Coal seams
  • Reserves and resources
    • Marketable reserves (at 01/01/2017)
  • Production
    • Production: Table 1
    • Production
  • Operations
    • Operations: Table 1
  • Infrastructure
    • Infrastructure
  • Costs
    • Cash costs 2017 (US$/short ton)
    • Costs: Table 2
    • Costs: Image 1
    • Costs: Table 3
  • Sales contracts
    • Product quality
  • Economic assumptions
    • Economic assumptions
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