Westmoreland Coal Company operates as an independent coal company. The Company provides coal operations include coal mining in various western states. Westmoreland Coal also has power operations which include coal-fired power plants and natural gas-fired power plants.
Westmoreland Coal Company
9540 South Maroon Circle Suite 200, Englewood, CO 80112
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IndustryOil, Gas and Mining
CategoryMetals & Mining
The North American coal industry is intensely competitive. In addition to competition from other coal producers, we compete with producers of alternative fuels used for electrical power generation, such as nuclear energy, natural gas, hydropower, petroleum, solar and wind. Costs and other factors such as safety, environmental and regulatory considerations relating to alternative fuels affect the overall demand for coal as a fuel. Depending on coal quality and customer requirements, some raw/crushed coal may be shipped directly from the mine to the customer. However, the quality of some raw coal does not allow direct shipment to the customer without putting the coal through a washing process that physically separates impurities from the coal. This processing upgrades the quality and heating value of the coal by generally removing ash, but it entails additional expense and results in some loss of coal.
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