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Why is the coal industry important?

Coal is the most abundant natural resource in America, and it also is the nation's lowest cost fuel source for electricity generation. Because of this, coal has continued to maintain its historical dominance as the primary fuel for electricity generation.  Coal is the fuel source for approximately half of the electricity generation industry.

For more information about the benefits of coal, click here.


Who are Alliance's customers?

Alliance predominately serves major utilities and industrial users.  For more information about coal sales, or if you are interested in speaking with someone about purchasing coal, click here.


How many mines does Alliance operate?

We operate eleven underground mining complexes in five states - Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and West Virginia and also operate a coal-loading terminal on the Ohio River at Mt. Vernon, Indiana.  Also, we own a preferred equity interest and are making additional equity investments in White Oak and are purchasing and funding development of coal reserves and have constructed and are operating surface facilities at White Oak’s new mining complex in southern Illinois.

For more information about our Mines and Facilities, click here.


Is the coal industry very competitive?

The United States coal industry is highly competitive; there are numerous producers in all coal-producing regions. We compete with other coal producers primarily on the basis of coal price at the mine, coal quality, transportation cost from the mine to the customer and the reliability of supply.


How does Alliance transport coal?

Our coal is transported to our customers by rail (CSX, NS, PAL, WLE & EVWR), truck, and barge. Our mines are located in favorable geographic locations that minimize transportation costs for our customers.


How many employees does Alliance have on its payroll?


Alliance currently employs over 4,300 people. Our work force is entirely union-free.


How can I get additional questions answered?

Additional information about Alliance can be obtained by e-mailing Debbie King, who is also available via telephone at 918-295-7674, and via U.S Postal Service at Alliance Resource Partners, L.P., P.O. Box 22027, Tulsa, OK 74121-2027.

Tax inquiries should be directed via e-mail to Stephen Fagg, or via telephone at 918-295-7629. 

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