Peabody Energy's North Antelope Rochelle Mine ships industry-record 7.1 million tons of coal in May

ST. LOUIS, June 5, 2003 -- Peabody Energy announced that its North Antelope Rochelle Mine shipped 7,076,658 tons of coal in May 2003 -- a new monthly record for a North American coal mine.

During the month, North Antelope Rochelle Mine loaded 476 trains containing 60,113 cars. The unit trains for the month's shipments, if stretched end-to-end, would extend approximately 625 miles -- equal to the distance from Detroit to New York City.

The strong coal shipments were the result of a strong team effort between the mine, railroads and customers. The coal supplies will aid electricity generators, which are expected to run coal-fueled generating plants at high capacity levels. Coal fuels more than half of America's electricity, and competing generation forms are increasingly limited by cost or supplies.

Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU - News) is the world's largest private-sector coal company. Its coal products fuel more than 9 percent of all U.S. electricity generation and more than 2 percent of worldwide electricity generation.


Sponsored by FLSmidth

Related Articles

Another group pulls out of PNM's power plant proposal

A third group is withdrawing its support of Public Service Co. of New Mexico's plan to shut down half of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington.

Weekly Coal Production Report

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended January 17, 2015.

Follow Power Engineering on Twitter

Latest News

Wärtsilä to deliver natural gas engines to Montana-Dakota Utilities

Wärtsilä will supply a 19-MW Smart Power Generation power plant to Montana-Dakota Utilities (...

Clyde Bergemann to supply emissions control equipment to Polish cogeneration power plant

The Clyde Bergemann Power Group Europe has received at $10 million contract, from SBB Energy,...

India nuke deals still thorny for US despite 'breakthrough'

India and America's declaration of a breakthrough in contentious nuclear energy cooperation h...

W.Va. bill requires lawmakers to OK state carbon plan

A West Virginia Senate panel is considering requiring lawmakers to approve state plans to com...

US nuclear reactor shuts down during snowstorm

Officials say a Massachusetts nuclear power plant was forced to shut down during the blizzard...
Natural Ventilation

Power Engineering Photo of the Day

Solar energy supporters, utilities spar over legislation

Solar energy supporters are pushing back against a bill backed by Indiana's utilities that wo...
TEPCO Tokyo Electric Power Company water treatment radioactive contaminated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Nuclear Regulation Authority

TEPCO to miss radioactive water treatment deadline

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said it would miss a self-imposed deadline to decontaminate ...

Power Engineering Current Issue

01/01/2015
Volume 119, Issue 1
1501pe-cover-lg

Products Showcase

Dynamic Fluoride Ion cleaning DFIC of industrial natural gas turbines Hi-Tech Furnace Systems

Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning of IGT Parts

The Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning (DFIC) Process from Hi-Tech Furnace Systems is able to clean deep, narrow cracks of oxides by cycling between negative, atmospheric, and positive pressure.

Archived Articles

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

Buyers Guide Categories

Power Industry Wire News

Walter Energy Suspends Dividend

Walter Energy Suspends Dividend

Synergy Resources Corporation Launches Common Stock Offering

Synergy Resources Corporation Launches Common Stock Offering

Surfrider Foundation Opposes Obama Administration Five-Year Plan to Open Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic

Surfrider Foundation Opposes Obama Administration Five-Year Plan to Open Offshore Drill...

Veteran Backhaul Radio Engineer Jeff Rivard Joins LightPointe

Veteran Backhaul Radio Engineer Jeff Rivard Joins LightPointe

Abakan Appoints Stephen Goss as Chief Operating Officer

Abakan Appoints Stephen Goss as Chief Operating Officer

Power Engineering

Article Archives for Power Engineering Magazine

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours

To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>