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Coal Powder River Basin Resource Council PRBRC

Coal. More than a million tons of publicly-owned federal coal leaves Wyoming’s Powder River Basin each day, bound for power plants across the nation. It’s a big part of the state’s economy and the nation’s energy mix-but it also takes a toll on our state.

Coal quality in the Gillette Coalfield

AREA AND GEOLOGY OF THE POWDER RIVER BASIN AND GILLETTE COAL FIELD Minable coal discussed in this study is within the Tongue River Member of the Fort Union Formation in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana (fig. 3). The Powder River Basin is an asymmetrical structural basin with an axis that trends northwest-southeast (fig. 1) on

Wyoming coal mine in Powder River Basin will stop operations

Feb 10, 2021 The mines in the Powder River Basin produce about 40% of the nation’s coal, but production has declined in part because of a push for natural gas and renewable energy.

Another Powder River Basin coal mine will close down

Mar 17, 2021 The coal mines in the Powder River Basin produce about 40% of the nation’s thermal coal, but production volumes have been declining for years. Natural gas …


Powder River Basin The Powder River Basin (PRB) of Wyoming and Montanta is the largest low sulfur coal source in the nation. Eight of the ten largest mines in the United States are located in the PRB.

Arch fast tracks closure of Powder River Basin mines

Feb 10, 2021 Arch Resources’ Coal Creek mine in the Powder River Basin, pictured here in December 2019, is slated for closure in 2022. GILLETTE — Arch Natural Resources’ plans …

Employment production losses continue to chase PRB coal

Feb 23, 2021 By comparison, during the “bust” of 2016 that saw several high-profile coal bankruptcies rock the Powder River Basin and create mass job losses, the …

Rare earth elements of fly ash from Wyoming's Powder River

Feb 01, 2020 Despite the fact that all the ashes originated from Powder River basin coal, the scattered distribution of the total REY could be attributed to a number of reasons, i.e., the origin of coal (different coal seams), coal preparation and combustion, and possibly sampling schemes.27, 32 However, little is known and further investigation is needed ...

Analysis of the Powder River Basin Federal Coal Lease Sale

In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated many sensitive and controversial issues surrounding the April 28, 1982, sale of coal leases in the Powder River Basin Federal Coal Region and its implications for the overall success of the Federal Coal Management Program.

PD Editorial Keep coal trains away from the North Coast

Sep 09, 2021 A secretive corporation wants to restore the railroad line between Willits and Eureka for freight. Mounting evidence suggests that the freight in question is coal from the Powder River Basin in ...

Peabody Powder River Basin Mining

Peabody is the world’s largest producer and reserve holder of coal in the Powder River Basin with 2.3 billion tons in reserves. Powder River Basin is home to the world’s largest coal mine, North Antelope Rochelle Mine, which delivers more coal each year than most companies and nations.

Powder River Basin coal production rises 26.6 YOY in Q2

Aug 16, 2021 Powder River Basin coal production rises 26.6% YOY in Q2'21 on higher demand Second-quarter coal production in the Powder River Basin, the largest coal-producing region in the U.S., increased 26.6% year over year due primarily to higher demand for the bulk commodity, according to data compiled by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Coal Markets Energy Information Administration

Sep 07, 2021 Powder River Basin 8,800 Btu, 0.8 SO 2: Uinta Basin 11,700 Btu, 0.8 SO 2: Source: With permission, S&P Global Note: Prompt quarter delivery coal prices by each region are shown above. The prompt quarter is the quarter that follows the current quarter.

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