Peabody Energy

Peabody Energy


Peabody at a Glance

Peabody Energy is the world’s largest private-sector coal company and a global leader in sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal solutions. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in 25 countries on six continents.

Peabody’s global platform reaches six continents and creates a strategic advantage. The company has, through its subsidiaries, majority interests in 26 coal operations located throughout all major U.S. coal-producing regions and in Australia.


Peabody marked many notable accomplishments in 2015:

  • Set a new record for safety, with a 13 percent reduction in the global incidence rate to 1.25 per 200,000 hours worked for employees and contractors;
  • Delivered revenues totaling $5.61 billion, leading to Adjusted EBITDA of $434.6 million;
  • Improved Australian costs per ton 24 percent - a record low for the platform; U.S. costs per ton improved 5 percent even with lower volumes; and
  • Achieved over $620 million in cost improvements across the global platform.
  • Restored 4,716 acres of mined lands into rangeland, wildlife habitat, hardwood forests, prime farmland and wetlands. In addition, the company planted approximately 442,000 trees.


Powder River Basin Operations

Peabody Energy's operations in Wyoming's southern Powder River Basin provide about 140 million tons of coal each year for customers in the United States and around the world.

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The North Antelope Rochelle Mine, Peabody's flagship, is one of the most productive mines in the world and supplies the lowest sulfur coal in North America. The operation delivers more coal than most companies and nations, shipping more than two billion tons since mining began in the early 1980s.

The Caballo Mine is located about 20 miles south of Gillette, and the Rawhide Mine is located about 10 miles north of Gillette. Opened in 1978, the Caballo team today ships about 10 million tons annually to customers in nearly 40 states. The Rawhide Mine began production in 1977 and ships more than 14 million tons of low-sulfur coal every year to multiple utility and industrial customers.

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Peabody’s Powder River Basin operations produce enough fuel to power 16 million U.S. households. The company controls more than 3 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves and is recognized for industry-leading safety, operating and environmental practices.

Environmental Responsibility

Decades before land restoration was required by law, Peabody was reclaiming landscapes and sustaining farms, ranches, wildlife and communities.

In 2015, the company restored over 4,700 acres of mined lands into rangeland, wildlife habitat, hardwood forests, prime farmland and wetlands including over 180 acres of forested area and over 300 acres of ponds and lakes. In addition, Peabody planted approximately 442,000 trees.

Peabody launched its first land reclamation program – “Operation Green Earth” – in 1954, nearly a quarter century before the U.S. Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement was formed, and we have never ceased working to deliver on our environmental commitments through new levels of innovation, efficiency and care.