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Colowyo Mine

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  • Summary
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    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Please Note: Colowyo Coal Company L P has been the current operator since 12/6/1994

    Year 104(a) 104(b) 104(d)(1) 107(a) Proposed
    Penalties ($)
    Current Penalties ($) Amount Paid
    To Date ($)
    2000 23 1 0 0 4,477.00 4,477.00 4,477.00
    2001 52 0 0 0 24,065.00 23,629.00 23,629.00
    2002 57 0 0 0 11,995.00 11,995.00 11,995.00
    2003 21 0 0 0 4,455.00 4,455.00 4,445.00
    2004 31 0 0 0 4,096.00 4,096.00 4,096.00
    2005 29 0 0 0 9,106.00 9,106.00 9,106.00
    2006 41 0 0 0 4,461.00 4,461.00 4,461.00
    2007 30 0 1 1 30,817.00 25,010.00 25,010.00
    2008 54 0 0 0 63,755.00 63,755.00 63,755.00
    2009 42 0 0 0 36,352.00 36,352.00 36,352.00
    2010 44 0 0 1 67,808.00 67,808.00 48,957.00
    2011 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    Note: Vacated Citations are not included in any reports on the DRS.

    Injuries, Hours Worked, and Production Totals
    Injuries, Hours Worked, and Production Totals
    Please Note: Colowyo Coal Company L P has been the current operator since 12/6/1994

    Year Fatal Operator
    Injuries
    NFDL Operator
    Injuries
    Fatal Contractor
    Injuries
    NFDL Contractor
    Injuries
    Operator Hours
    Worked*
    Coal
     Produced 
    (tons)
    Operator Fatal
    Incidence Rate**
    Operator NFDL
    Incidence Rate**
    Mine Type
    National Fatal
    Incidence Rate**
    Mine Type
    National NFDL
    Incidence Rate**
    2000 0 2 0 0 684,951 5,171,221 0.00 0.58 0.0233 2.24
    2001 0 5 0 0 642,459 5,767,595 0.00 1.56 0.0090 2.12
    2002 0 3 0 0 673,462 5,348,392 0.00 0.89 0.0180 2.29
    2003 0 1 0 0 589,413 4,998,615 0.00 0.34 0.0289 1.94
    2004 0 2 0 0 593,935 5,435,256 0.00 0.67 0.0121 1.76
    2005 0 3 0 0 602,556 5,688,873 0.00 1.00 0.0028 1.50
    2006 0 1 0 0 624,176 6,222,002 0.00 0.32 0.0189 1.36
    2007 0 1 0 0 646,523 5,596,568 0.00 0.31 0.0194 1.39
    2008 0 2 0 1 659,497 4,914,363 0.00 0.61 0.0102 1.25
    2009 0 0 0 0 662,817 3,584,344 0.00 0.00 0.0106 1.21
    2010 0 1 0 0 573,146 2,596,629 0.00 0.44 0.0073 1.10
    2011 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - -
    *   Hours worked and accidents & injuries now include office hours or accidents (subunit 99).
    ** Current rates are based on data available as of 2010 Quarter 3. For a further explanation, please see this.
  • MSHA Data


  • 2009 Sales to Power Plants

    NameControllerOperatorLocationTons Purchased
    CraigTri-State G T Assn IncTri-State G T Assn IncMoffat County, CO3166113
    H Wilson Sundt Generating StationUniSource Energy CorpTucson Electric Power CoPima County, AZ151288
    CherokeeXcel Energy IncPublic Service Co of ColoradoAdams County, CO106150
  • Production

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    Rio Tinto announces sale price for Cloud Peak shares

    December 16, 2010

    Rio Tinto, which spun out Cloud Peak Energy in an IPO in 2009, has set the price to sell off its remaining shares in Cloud Peak. It hopes to raise almost $500M dollars from the sale.

    The RTZ-CRA group operates the Antelope Coal Mine, the ColoWyo Mine, the Cordero Mine and the Spring Creek Coal Company.

    Read article at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/mining/8207378/Rio-Tinto-announces-sale-price-for-Cloud-Peak-shares.html

    Cloud Peak Energy officials optimistic about boosting coal exports to Asia

    November 28, 2010

    Officials from Cloud Peak Energy, the third largest coal producer in the country, say that their coal exports of 3M tons this year will be almost double those of last year, and that as terminals on the west coast are built, there is a huge potential for future growth in coal sales due to the huge industrial growth in Asia. Currently Cloud Peak exports through the Westshore facility near Vancouver, B.C.; however that port is already at capacity.

    Read article at http://billingsgazette.com/business/23a03acc-53be-5ed3-a2fb-ff75909c3f34.html

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