Alpha Natural Resources

Plum Energy LNG for Alpha Coal Trucks

September 19, 2014 in LNG, Mining by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

28,500 Gallons Per Day Should Allow Sale to Other Operators

Plum Energy has been selected to build a liquefied natural gas plant in Wyoming to fuel Caterpillar trucks operated by Alpha Coal West, parent Alpha Natural Resources said Friday.
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GFS for 16 LNG Alpha Mine Trucks

January 15, 2014 in LNG, Mining by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

12 More Caterpillar 793s with Evo-MT 7930 Dual Fuel Kits,
Fueling Is via Chart Orca Trucks with Gas from Prometheus

GFS Corp has secured an order from Wyoming’s Alpha Coal West for Evo-MT 7930 kits to convert the entire fleet of Caterpillar 793 trucks at Alpha’s Eagle Butte mine to LNG-diesel dual fuel operation. Sixteen of the huge trucks will be able to offset the high diesel usage with liquefied natural gas.

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Alpha Coal Saves Big with Natural Gas

July 21, 2013 in LNG, Mining by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cites GFS Dual Fuel Systems on Diesel Coal Trucks,
Says It Is Aiming to Reduce Costly Diesel Use by 50%

“By retrofitting these large diesel engines to operate on a mixture of diesel fuel and natural gas or methane-based fuels, we have reduced emissions and increased savings,” Alpha Natural Resources states in its 2012 annual report.
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GFS Diesel-LNG for Wyoming Coal Trucks

June 8, 2012 in LNG, Mining by HHP  |  No Comments

Alpha Natural Resources is getting ready to test an LNG fuel system from GFS Corp on three 240-ton Caterpillar 793D mining trucks at a Powder River Basin coal mine near Gillette in northeast Wyoming.

The GFS system allows mine haul trucks to use liquefied natural gas for 50% to 70% of their total fuel requirement. GFS refers to the system as bi-fuel.
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