Foresight Energy Resumes Longwall Mining Operations At Deer Run Mine And Will Conduct Longwall Move

Jul 28, 2015, 07:00 ET from Foresight Energy LP

ST. LOUIS, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Foresight Energy LP (NYSE: FELP) ("Foresight") reported today that it has resumed longwall mining operations at its Deer Run Mine, under the plan approved by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration ("MSHA"), and will continue those mining activates over the next several days, until it reaches a location where the longwall can be safely recovered and relocated to a new longwall district.  Upon completion of this longwall move, Foresight will seal the current longwall district and then utilize continuous mining machines to resume development of the next longwall district, in a new area of the mine.  Foresight continues to work with regulatory agencies for the purpose of completing this longwall move and fully resuming normal longwall mining operations at the Deer Run Mine.

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Foresight is a leading coal producer in the Illinois basin region of the United States with control of over three billion tons of coal reserves currently supporting four mining complexes. Foresight's logistics give each of its mining complexes multiple modes of transportation to reach the end-users for its coal, including rail, barge and truck. Foresight serves both the domestic and international markets.

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