Foresight Energy is a Leading Producer of Thermal Coal
With nearly 2.1 billion tons of coal reserves, we are among the largest holders of coal reserves in the United States and our reserves can support over 75 years of production at our current production level. We operate three mining complexes in the Illinois Basin.
Our mining complexes use highly efficient longwall mining systems. This highly productive mining method coupled with the favorable geology of our coal has resulted in our mines being among the safest, most productive and lowest cost underground coal mines in the United States.
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Low cost electricity is a staple of life. Foresight Energy utilizes the industry's most modern mining technologies to safely produce the lowest possible cost electricity for all Americans.
Foresight is fully committed to the health and safety of our miners. We believe that safety is of paramount importance not only because we care about the health and welfare of our workforce, but also because we believe placing a high priority on safety is good business.
Our low operating costs, competitive transportation rates and high heat content of our coal enables us to be cost competitive on a delivered cost per Btu to a wide variety of domestic and international markets.