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Spring Creek Mine

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Spring Creek Mine is a surface operation near Decker, Montana, owned by Cloud Peak Energy.

Background

The mine was previously owned by Rio Tinto Energy America. In 2008 Rio Tinto spun the most significant of its Powder River Basin coal assets -- including the Spring Creek Mine -- off into Cloud Peak Energy, a company in which Rio Tinto has a 48.3% stake.[1]

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Cloud Peak Energy to ship more Powder River Basin coal to Asia

In June, 2011 Cloud Peak Energy signed a 10-year deal to ship basin coal to Asia from a port on Canada’s Pacific Coast. Cloud Peak Energy Inc. signed the deal with Westshore Terminals to ship coal through its Westshore Terminal in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company shipped 3.3 million tons of coal through the terminal to Asian customers in 2010.[2] Cloud Energy operates the Antelope Coal Mine, Cordero Rojo Mine, Spring Creek Mine, Decker Mine, and Jacobs Ranch Mine in the Powder River Basin.

Mine Data

  • Owner: Spring Creek Coal Company
  • Parent company: Cloud Peak Energy
  • Location: Montana, near Decker
  • GPS coordinates: 45.06 N, 106.77W
  • Production: 15,712,091 short tons
  • Type of coal:
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Equipment:
  • Number of employees: 185

Articles and resources

References

  1. Rio Tinto, 2009 Annual Report: Production & reserves: Group mines: Energy", Rio Tinto website, 2010.
  2. "Cloud Peak Energy to send more Powder River Basin coal to Asia" Jeremy Fugleberg, Star-Tribune, June 15, 2011.

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