What Are Some Major Coal Distributors?


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Some major coal distributors are Peabody Energy Corporation, Arch Coal, Alpha Natural Resources LLC and Cloud Peak Energy. These companies supply more than half of the America's total coal production, as of 2015.

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Peabody Energy Corporation is the largest private-sector coal company in the world and has its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Arch Coal is the second largest United States supplier of coal and operates over 32 mines in different areas. Alpha Natural Resources is another major coal distributor and has its headquarters in Bristol, Virginia. Cloud Peak Energy claims to be the safest producer of low sulfur coal in the United States and is based in Gillette, Wyoming.

The United States is the second largest producer of coal in the world behind China.

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