Westmoreland delays unit closure, ups coal projection

Westmoreland Coal Company announced on Tuesday, July 11, that it has amended an agreement with PacifiCorp to sell approximately 1 million additional tons of coal during 2018 than previously expected. 

The additional sales are the result of PacifiCorp’s plan to extend its Naughton Unit 3 operations through the end of 2018.

“We are pleased to have the benefit of Naughton 3 running an additional year,” said Kevin Paprzycki, Westmoreland’s Chief Executive Officer. “We enjoy a strong relationship with PacifiCorp and are pleased that our collaborative effort yielded a positive result for both of us and the local Kemmerer community.”

Westmoreland serves PacifiCorp through its Kemmerer mine, part of its affiliate Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP.

Westmoreland Coal Company is the oldest independent coal company in the United States. Westmoreland’s coal operations include surface coal mines in the United States and Canada, underground coal mines in Ohio and New Mexico, a char production facility, and a 50 percent interest in an activated carbon plant.


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