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Cloud Peak announces a $91 million third-quarter profit

Cloud Peak announces a $91 million third-quarter profit

CASPER, Wyo. — Cloud Peak Energy recorded net income of $91 million in the third quarter of 2014, the company announced Wednesday, capping off a successful three-month period that included the Gillette coal miner selling its share in the Decker Mine and increasing its export capacity.

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MetraPark crowd helps celebrate coal's role in Montana economy

MetraPark crowd helps celebrate coal's role in Montana economy

“We are not going to power our nation,” congressional candidate Ryan Zinke told the 700 or so people attending Saturday’s Coal Appreciation Day, “on pixie dust and hope.”

September 13, 2014 8:19 pm Photos

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Rain, rail congestion cut into coal output

CASPER, Wyo. — Cloud Peak Energy lowered its production estimates for this year on Tuesday, citing August rains and congested rail service.

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One of two massive P&H 2300 shovels at the Spring Creek Mine

One of two massive P&H 2300 shovels at the Spring Creek Mine

One of two massive P&H 2300 shovels at the Spring Creek Mine loads a truck with 250 tons of coal. The shovel has a 40-yard bucket, and the truck holds 130 yards of coal.

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Tom Phillips, Plant Lead at the Spring Creek Mine

Tom Phillips, Plant Lead at the Spring Creek Mine

Tom Phillips, Plant Lead at the Spring Creek Mine, monitors equipment as railroad cars are filled with coal.

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Antelope run across reclaimed mining land

Antelope run across reclaimed mining land

Antelope run across reclaimed mining land on the Spring Creek Mine.

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Railroad cars are filled with coal

Railroad cars are filled with coal

Railroad cars are filled with coal at the Spring Creek Mine.

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Coal mining in the Spring Creek Mine

Coal mining in the Spring Creek Mine

Coal mining in the Spring Creek Mine.

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Railroad cars are filled with coal

Railroad cars are filled with coal

Railroad cars are filled with coal at the Spring Creek mine. The cars hold 120 tons of coal and are loaded in six to eight seconds, then sprayed with water and a binding chemical to reduce dust during their shipment period.

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Rick Curtsinger from the Spring Creek Mine

Rick Curtsinger from the Spring Creek Mine

Rick Curtsinger from the Spring Creek mine leads a tour on a coal seam.

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A dragline works

A dragline works

A dragline works to remove the dirt on top of a coal seam in the Spring Creek mine. The 65-yard bucket can dig 1,000 buckets every 24 hours.

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Cloud Peak taking more active role in coal debate: ‘We want it to be a factual discussion’

Cloud Peak taking more active role in coal debate: ‘We want it to be a factual discussion’

DECKER — The 300-foot dragline juts into southern Montana skyline like an industrial tower, a titan among giant equipment at Cloud Peak Energy’s Spring Creek Mine.

August 31, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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A Spring Creek Mine truck

A Spring Creek Mine truck

A Spring Creek Mine truck hauls 250 tons of coal from the mine to an on-site transfer station.

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Cloud Peak Energy posts $2.1 million loss

Cloud Peak Energy posts $2.1 million loss

GILLETTE, Wyo.  — Cloud Peak Energy, which operates only in the Powder River Basin, has posted a $2.1 million loss in the second quarter of 2014, compared to a $4.1 million gain for the same period last year.

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Arch Coal and Cloud Peak report second-quarter losses

CASPER, Wyo. — Coal’s blues continue.

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Powder River Basin coal producers face Korean tax

Powder River Basin coal producers face Korean tax

CASPER, Wyo. — Powder River Basin coal producers face a new tax in South Korea, which has emerged as one of the bigger foreign markets for American coal in recent years.

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Cloud Peak starts work on Crow coal reserve

Cloud Peak starts work on Crow coal reserve

A Wyoming coal company plans to begin exploratory drilling this week on a 1.4 billion ton coal reserve on the Crow Indian Reservation.

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Kentucky-based Ramaco plans new coal mine near Sheridan

A Kentucky-based firm is developing plans to open a new coal mine northwest of Sheridan in 2016.

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Guest opinion: Montana should meet world's energy needs

This year’s frigid temperatures have been a stark reminder of the importance of reliable and affordable electricity for families in Montana and across the nation. For many, the electricity that heats homes and keeps the lights on comes from coal produced here in southeast Montana.

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