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Wyoming coal company to supply new power plants in Japan

GILLETTE (AP) — A Wyoming coal company is planning to export coal from its mine in Montana to power two coal-fired plants under construction in Japan.

 

January 18, 2018



GILLETTE (AP) — A Wyoming coal company is planning to export coal from its mine in Montana to power two coal-fired plants under construction in Japan.

Cloud Peak Energy on Tuesday announced the agreement with Singapore-based JERA Trading to supply the coal over 30 to 40 months beginning at the end 2019.

The coal is expected to be transported by rail from the company’s Spring Creek mine near Decker, Montana, to port in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The coal would then be shipped to the plants in the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan.

The two 540-megawatt plants are being built by Mits...



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