Kemmerer Coal Mine

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Kemmerer Coal Mine is an operating coal mine in Kemmerer, Wyoming, United States.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Kemmerer Coal Mine Kemmerer, Wyoming, United States 41.7669, -110.5952 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the coal mine:

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Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Opening Year Closing Year

Table 3: Operation details

Note: The asterisk (*) signifies that the value is a GEM estimated figure.
Capacity (Mtpa) Production (Mtpa) Year of Production Mine Type Mining Method Mine Size (km2) Mine Depth (m) Workforce Size
2.248910871[1] 2023[1] Surface Open Pit 75* 223[1]

Table 4: Coal resources and destination

Total Reserves (Mt) Year of Total Reserves Recorded Total Resources (Mt) Coalfield Coal Type Coal Grade Primary Consumer/ Destination
71.5 Other Western Subbituminous Thermal

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
Kemmerer Operations Kemmerer Operations USA

Note: The above section was automatically generated and is based on data from the GEM April 2024 Global Coal Mine Tracker dataset.


In January 2012, Utah-based Northwest Pipeline GP filed a lawsuit against Chevron, claiming that operations at the Kemmerer mine shifted the earth near two interstate natural gas pipelines. Northwest is seeking at least $20 million to pay for the pipelines to be protected and moved. The lawsuit also claims that mining activity caused U.S. Highway 30 to buckle and crack. The Wyoming Department of Transportation said there was minor damage to a 300-foot section of the road but it couldn't be directly linked to mining. A Chevron spokeswoman said that Chevron stopped mining while work was done on the pipeline but wouldn't comment on the suit.[2]

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  2. "Pipeline company sues operator of Wyo. coal mine," Canadian Business, January 30, 2012.