August 11, 2021
With electricity demand rebounding from pandemic lows, coal use is also on the rise. As countries reopen, more electricity will be needed, and coal is the reliable source to power the reviving economy. Coal’s reliability and affordability are a critical part of a varied fuel supply that can support a power grid like that of the U.S.
Eagle Specialty Materials produced 23.5 million short tons of coal in 2020. It holds the Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte coal mines, both of which are in Gillette, Wyoming. This region, the Powder River Basin, is the largest coal-producing region in the U.S. Companies like Eagle Specialty Materials are supplying the raw material necessary to power our economy.