White Flame Mine 9

From Global Energy Monitor

White Flame No 9 Surface is a surface coal mining operation in Mingo County, West Virginia, operated by White Flame Energy and owned by Alpha Natural Resources. The mine was closed in 2012.

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Mine closing

On September 18, 2012, Alpha said it was immediately closing eight mines in Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, cutting production by 16 million tons. They are a mix of deep and surface mines, all non-union operations. To meet the production cut the company said it will use a combination of mine and equipment idlings, production curtailments, and "mining out reserves" through early 2013. Alpha plans to shift its operations away from thermal coal used in domestic power generation to concentrate on metallurgical coal used in steelmaking overseas.[1] Altogether, the firm idled four mines in West Virginia, three in Virginia, and one in Pennsylvania:[2]

In West Virginia: the Alloy deep mine near Powellton, and the Alloy surface mine near Boomer, both in Fayette County; and the Premium highwall mine at Gilbert, and the White Flame Surface mine near Wharncliffe, in Mingo County. In Virginia: Guest Mountain deep mines No. 8 and No. 9 near Norton, and the Twin Star Surface Mine near Hurley. In Pennsylvania: Dora deep mine in Jefferson County.

Mine Data

  • MSHA ID: 4608632
  • Operator: White Flame Energy, Inc
  • Controller: Alpha Natural Resources LLC
  • Union:
  • County: Mingo
  • State: West Virginia
  • Latitude: 37.68
  • Longitude: -82.11
  • 2007 Production (short tons): 1,431,598
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Mining Method: Surface
  • Mine Status: Active
  • Average No. of Employees: 92

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References

  1. Vicki Smith, "Alpha closing 8 mines, cutting 1,200 jobs in all," Sep. 18, 2012.
  2. Mannix Porterfield, "Alpha to close four W.Va. mines," Register-Herald Reporter, September 19, 2012.

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