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Profile: Alliance Resource Partners LP (ARLP.O)

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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P., incorporated on May 17, 1999, is a producer and marketer of coal primarily to the United States utilities and industrial users. The Company operates through segments, including Illinois Basin, Appalachia, and Other and Corporate. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated eight underground mining complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and West Virginia. The Company also operates a coal loading terminal on the Ohio River at Mt. Vernon, Indiana. The Company's mining activities are conducted in two geographic regions: the Illinois Basin and Appalachian region.

Illinois Basin Operations

The Illinois Basin segment consists of various operating segments, including Webster County Coal, LLC's (Webster County Coal) Dotiki mining complex, Gibson County Coal, LLC's (Gibson County Coal) mining complex, which includes the Gibson North mine and Gibson South mine, Hopkins County Coal, LLC's (Hopkins County Coal) mining complex, which includes the Elk Creek mine, the Pleasant View surface mineable reserves and the Fies property, White County Coal, LLC's (White County Coal), Pattiki mining complex, Warrior Coal, LLC's (Warrior) mining complex, Sebree Mining, LLC's (Sebree) mining complex, which includes the Onton mine and River View Coal, LLC (River View) mining complex. The Company's Illinois Basin mining operations are located in western Kentucky, southern Illinois and southern Indiana. As of February 1, 2017, it operated five mining complexes in the Illinois Basin.

Webster County Coal operates Dotiki complex, which is an underground mining complex located near the city of Providence in Webster County, Kentucky. The Dotiki complex utilizes continuous mining units employing room-and-pillar mining techniques to produce high-sulfur coal. The Company's subsidiary, Warrior, operates the Warrior complex, an underground mining complex located near the city of Madisonville in Hopkins County, Kentucky. Warrior utilizes continuous mining units employing room-and-pillar mining techniques to produce high-sulfur coal.

The Company's subsidiary, White County Coal, operates Pattiki complex, an underground mining complex located near the city of Carmi in White County, Illinois. The Pattiki complex utilizes continuous mining units employing room-and-pillar mining techniques to produce high-sulfur coal. The Hopkins Complex is located near the city of Madisonville in Hopkins County, Kentucky. Hopkins County Coal operates the Elk Creek underground mine using continuous mining units employing room-and-pillar mining techniques to produce high-sulfur coal.

Gibson County Coal operates the Gibson North mine, an underground mine located near the city of Princeton in Gibson County, Indiana. The Gibson North mine utilizes continuous mining units employing room-and-pillar mining techniques to produce medium-sulfur coal. Gibson County Coal operates the Gibson South mine, also located near the city of Princeton in Gibson County, Indiana. The Gibson South mine is an underground mine and utilizes continuous mining units employing room-and-pillar mining techniques to produce medium-sulfur coal. River View operates the River View mine complex, which is located in Union County, Kentucky and is a room-and-pillar underground coal mine in the United States. The River View mine utilizes continuous mining units to produce high-sulfur coal. The Onton No. 9 mining complex (Onton mine) is operated by its subsidiary, Sebree Mining. Sebree Mining utilizes continuous mining units employing room-and-pillar mining techniques to produce high-sulfur coal.

Appalachian Operations

The Appalachia segment consists of multiple operating segments, including the Mettiki mining complex, the Tunnel Ridge mining complex and the MC Mining mining complex. The Mettiki mining complex includes Mettiki Coal (WV)'s Mountain View mine and Mettiki Coal's preparation plant. The Company's Appalachian mining operations are located in eastern Kentucky, Maryland and West Virginia. The Company operates approximately three mining complexes in Appalachia. The MC Mining complex is located near the city of Pikeville in Pike County, Kentucky. The Company's subsidiary, MC Mining, LLC (MC Mining), owns the mining complex and controls the reserves, and its subsidiary, Excel Mining, LLC (Excel) conducts all mining operations. The underground operation utilizes continuous mining units employing room-and-pillar mining techniques to produce low-sulfur coal.

The Mettiki complex comprises the Mountain View mine located in Tucker County, West Virginia operated by the Company's subsidiary Mettiki Coal (WV), LLC (Mettiki (WV)) and a preparation plant located near the city of Oakland in Garrett County, Maryland operated by the Company's subsidiary Mettiki Coal, LLC (Mettiki (MD)). In addition, production from the Mountain View mine can be supplemented with production from a temporarily sealed smaller-scale mine in Maryland controlled by another subsidiary, Backbone Mountain, LLC. The Mountain View mine produces medium-sulfur coal, which is transported by truck either to the Mettiki (MD) preparation plant for processing or directly to the coal blending facility at the Virginia Electric and Power Company Mt. Storm Power Station. Its subsidiary, Tunnel Ridge, LLC (Tunnel Ridge), operates the Tunnel Ridge mine, an underground longwall mine in the Pittsburgh No. 8 coal seam, located near Wheeling, West Virginia. Coal produced from the Tunnel Ridge mine is transported by conveyor belt to a barge loading facility on the Ohio river.

Other Operations

The Company's subsidiary, Mt. Vernon Transfer Terminal, LLC, leases land and operates a coal loading terminal on the Ohio river at Mt. Vernon, Indiana. As of December 31, 2016, the terminal loaded approximately 3.6 million tons for customers of Gibson County Coal, Hamilton and White County Coal. Its subsidiaries, Matrix Design Group, LLC (Matrix Design) and its subsidiaries Matrix Design International, LLC and Matrix Design Africa (PTY) LTD, and Alliance Design Group, LLC (Alliance Design) (collectively the Matrix Design entities and Alliance Design are referred to as the Matrix Group), provide a variety of mining technology products and services for the Company's mining operations and certain industrial and mining technology products and services to third parties.

The Company competes Arch Coal, Inc., CNX Coal Resources LP, CONSOL Energy, Inc., Contura Energy, Inc., Foresight Energy LP, Murray Energy, Inc. and Peabody Energy Corporation.

Company Address

Alliance Resource Partners LP

1717 S Boulder Ave
TULSA   OK   74119-4805
P: +1918.2957600

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