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Westmoreland extends 14 year coal agreement at Poplar River mine

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World Coal,

Westmoreland Coal Co., the oldest independent coal company in the US, has extended its long-term 14 year coal supply agreement with Saskatchewan Power Corp. to supply coal from the Poplar River mine.

The agreement results in an exclusive commitment of over 58 million short t of coal through 2029.

“I am very pleased to announce that we have entered into an agreement with SaskPower to extend the supply of coal from our Poplar River Mine,” commented John Schadan, President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are proud to continue to be the sole provider of fuel to SaskPower from both our Estevan and Poplar mines. This fourteen-year extension is a reflection of our core objective of exceeding our customers’ expectations. On behalf of the Westmoreland team, I would like to thank SaskPower for demonstrating their commitment to Westmoreland by awarding this fourteen-year extension at our Poplar River mine.”

Westmoreland’s coal operations include sub-bituminous and lignite surface coal mining in the Western US and Canada, an underground bituminous coal mine in Ohio, a char production facility and a 50% interest in an activated carbon plant.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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