Executing a move that narrows its focus to eastern U.S. operations and reduces reclamation obligations, Contura Energy said it plans to sell Contura Coal West LLC and related entities to Blackjewel LLC. The sale includes the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines, which are located in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin (PRB), along with related coal reserves, equipment, infrastructure and other properties. Combined, the two mines shipped 24.5 million tons through the first three quarters of 2017, and Contura subsidiaries controlled approximately 600 million tons of proven and probable PRB reserves.
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