We market our coal primarily to large utilities with coal-fired, base-load scrubbed power plants under long-term coal sales contracts. During 2017, we produced over 7 million tons of coal. Our reserves and operations are strategically located in Northern Appalachia to serve our primary market area of Ohio, Kentucky Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. As of December 31, 2016, we controlled over 135 million tons of proven and probable coal reserves. Our operations also include a river terminal strategically located in eastern Ohio that further enhances our ability to supply coal to our customers with river access from multiple mines.
Energy for the 21st Century
Coal’s future as the leading source of America’s energy is assured well into the 21st century. Meeting the increased demand profitably and responsibly will depend on our adaptability and ingenuity. From better safety practices to more responsible environmental stewardship, from new mining technology to streamlined operations, we are dedicated to providing our customers with clean-burning, cost-effective energy for many decades to come.
Global demand for coal exceeds 1 billion tons per year. This confirms coal’s future as a leading source of energy in The United States and the rest of the world. We believe that our adaptability and ingenuity will enable us to meet the increasing demand responsibly and profitably. From exemplary safety practices to responsible environmental stewardship, from improved mining technology to streamlined operations, we are dedicated to providing our customers with cost-effective energy for years to come. Reliability truly matters – to our investors, to our customers, to our vendors and to our employees.