The Romanian Defense Industry: Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2016
- Published: June 2012
The rating on Arch Coal Inc. reflects ongoing cost pressures in the company's eastern operations, challenges posed by the inherent risks of coal mining, a somewhat aggressive growth strategy, and high debt levels. Still, Arch benefits from strong industry conditions and maintains a diversified base of coal reserves. Arch, one of the leading producers of coal in the U.S., has approximately 2.9 billion tons of coal reserves, with 63% of these reserves in the Powder River Basin and the rest split among Central Appalachia, the Illinois basin, and the Western Bituminous basin. Its eastern operations are in the difficult operating environment of Central Appalachia, which faces increasing costs for environmental compliance, a lengthy permitting process, and onerous regulations. These factors,...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Arch Coal Inc.,Arch Western Resources LLC,Arch Western Finance LLC
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Arch Coal Inc.,Arch Western Resources LLC,Arch Western Finance LLC
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