Reflectance Energy (formerly CM Energy) owns a mining complex in West Virginia producing predominately low-cost and high-quality metallurgical coal.
Located in Wyoming County, West Virginia, Reflectance Energy’s mining complex includes an active surface mine operation, associated coal reserves, a coal preparation plant and a load-out facility on the Norfolk Southern railroad. The entire production is surface mined, resulting in low production costs and safe operations.
Metallurgical coal is utilized in the process of creating coke, which in turn is used to produce steel. Unlike thermal coal, metallurgical coal is not burned for the production of electricity and as such, is not impacted by carbon, mercury and other power plant environmental emission regulations, nor does it generate CO2 emissions in the baking process. Further, it is not directly impacted by natural gas or power prices and is instead tied to the U.S. and global market for steel production.