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Arch Coal, Inc.
Arch Coal, Inc. is a coal producer in the United States. The Company’s main
business is the production of steam and metallurgical coal from surface and
underground mines throughout the United States, for sale to
utility, industrial and export markets. Arch Coal’s mines are located in
southern West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, Virginia, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. In December,
2006, Arch Coal operated 21 active mines. Arch Coal operates in three units,
which are based on the low sulfur coal producing regions in the United States,
in which it operates. These units are the Powder
River Basin, the Western Bituminous
region and the Central Appalachia region. In
July, 2006, the company acquired a 33.33% equity interest in Knight Hawk
Holdings, LLC , a coal producer in the Illinois Basin.
In August, 2006, Arch Coal acquired a 25% equity interest in DKRW Advanced
Fuels LLC, a company engaged in developing coal-to-liquids facilities.
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