- Strengthening the U.S. Economy
- Mine Expansion in Indiana and Illinois
August 24, 2022
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. recently announced plans to expand production at its Gibson South Mine in Indiana and a development unit at the Hamilton mine in Illinois. The expansions will make way for additional coal production, which are sorely needed given rising demand.
The Gibson South Mine is an underground mine with a throughput capacity of 1,800 tons of raw coal per hour, with annual production at 3.3 million tons in 2021. Hamilton is also an underground mine utilizing long wall mining techniques with a throughput capacity of 2,000 tons of raw coal per hour. Its annual production came to 4.9 million tons in 2021. With the expansions, Alliance projects its total coal sales in 2023 to be 1.0 million short tons higher than this year. More coal builds the base for reliable energy America can depend on.