* Says halt due to failure of conveyer belt system
* Sees no material impact
* Says will expand production in other mines
May 18 Coal producer Alliance Resource Partners
LP (ARLP.O) said it had temporarily idled its Pattiki mine in
Illinois due to a vertical conveyer belt system failure, but
added it expects no material impact from the idling.
Production operations were halted on May 13 and there were
no injuries associated with the failure, the company said,
adding that it will make up for the production loss by
expanding production in other mines in the area.
The Pattiki mine, which has a capacity of 2.2 million tons,
according to Reuters Data, produced 220,000 tons per month on
average in the first quarter.
Shares of the company closed at $43.66 Monday on Nasdaq.
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(Reporting by Arup Roychoudhury in Bangalore; Editing by