Longview coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Longview Coal Mine is a proposed underground operation, owned by AMCI, Itochu, POSCO, and JAZ located in Barbour County, West Virginia, United States.


The satellite photo below shows the approximate proposed mine site in Barbour County, West Virginia, United States.

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The $450 million coking coal mine project is located near to Arch Coal’s Leer coal mine.[1]

In January 2020, the project found backing from Japan’s Itochu Corp., as the trader joins AMCI and South Korean steelmaker Posco with plans to support coal demand in Asia.[1]

The group under developer North Central Resources LLC (NCR) intends to ramp up shipments to global markets in 2023, with Japan, South Korea, and India currently among the largest US met coal export destinations.[1]

Project Details

  • Operator: North Central Resources[2]
  • Parent company: AMCI (42.38%), Itochu (25%), POSCO (22.05%), JAZ (10.58%)[2]
  • Location: Barbour, West Virginia, United States
  • GPS coordinates: 39.121617, -79.969246 (approximate)
  • Mine status: Proposed
  • Start year:2022[2]
  • Mineable reserves: 141 million tonnes (155 millions short tons)[2]
  • Coal type: Bituminous (Met)[2]
  • Mine size:
  • Mine type: Underground
  • Production: 3.63 mtpa (4 million short tons)[3]
  • Number of employees:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Itochu invests in $450 million NCR coking coal mine, Mining and Quarry Quarterly, January 3, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 ITOCHU Announces Investment in North Central Resources, LLC and its Longview Coking Coal Mine, Press Release, Company Website, December 25, 2019
  3. IEA, Coal Information 2020, Mining Projects, accessed January 4, 2021

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