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Alpha Natural Resources is one of America’s premier coal suppliers, ranking as the world’s sixth largest supplier of coal and its third largest supplier of metallurgical coal.


Alpha, through its affiliates, operates mines and coal preparation facilities in West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Wyoming. Alpha provides high quality products to our customers through one of the largest and most flexible coal supply networks in the country.


Our sales affiliate, Alpha Coal Sales Co., LLC, supplies thermal and metallurgical coals to domestic and international customers. Alpha’s strengths enhance its prominent position in the United States and around the globe:


Alpha operates some of the nation’s safest mines, with 2011 underground and surface mine total injury incident rates, as tracked by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), below industry averages.


Alpha serves customers on five continents. We supply thermal coal to electric utilities and manufacturing industries throughout the United States. We are America’s leading producer and supplier of metallurgical coal for use in the steelmaking process.


At Alpha, we take great pride in providing coal products that match customer specifications. Amfire, Elk Run, Kepler, Kingston, McClure, and Toms Creek are among our coking brands and are world-renowned for their quality. 






Spectrum Lab Service

Developing the right blend of coal requires strict quality control measures and efficient testing in the laboratories. Our quality management system complies with ISO 9001 and adheres to ASTM and other industry standard testing methodologies.





Alpha has extensive exporting capability, primarily from terminals on the east and gulf coasts, including 41% ownership interest in Dominion Terminal Associates (DTA) at Newport News, Virginia.