About Met CoalCoal is the world’s most abundant fossil fuel. Nearly eight billion metric tons (MT) of coal are used each year –mostly to generate electricity. However, certain coals have unique properties that allow them to be used to make steel. These coals are classified as metallurgical grade, or met coals. It takes about 0.60 MT of met coal to make 1.0 MT of steel. Because coals with metallurgical properties are less abundant, they have a higher value. LEARN THE WHOLE STORY →
Walter Energy Garners Safety AwardsThe prestigious West Virginia Mountaineer Guardian Safety Award recipients for 2014 include three Walter Energy coal operations — Maple Eagle underground mine, Sycamore surface mine, and Katie coal preparation plant, all located near Elkridge, WV. The Award was established in 1983 by the West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety & Training and the West Virginia Coal Association as a way to promote safety in the coal fields.
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