Coastal States - Canyon Fuel

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This page was last updated on August 6, 2022.

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Coastal States first came to Utah with its purchase in 1973 of the Sufco mine in Salina Canyon.

(Read more about the Sufco mine)

1973 -- Southern Utah Fuel Co. (Sufco)

1975 -- Soldier Creek Coal Co. (including the Banning loadout)

1980 -- Skyline Coal Project

1993 -- Sage Point Coal Co. (Dugout Canyon, replaced Soldier Creek production in 1996)

Coastal States departed from Utah with the sale in 1996 of its coal mining properties to Canyon Fuel Company, a new company owned jointly by Arco Coal (65%) and Itochu of Japan (35%).

The sale in 1996 included four coal mining companies in Utah: Soldier Creek Coal Company; Sage Point Coal Company; Southern Utah Fuel Company; Skyline Coal Company; along with Coastal Development Company, and Utah Fuel Company. (Utah Division of Oil Gas and Mining, Permit C0070039; Dugout Canyon Mine)

Canyon Fuel Properties

Banning Loadout

Utah DOGM Coal File 0070034

Opened in 1976 by Soldier Creek Coal Company; closed in 2000 by Arch Coal

(Read more about the Banning Loadout mine)

Dugout Canyon Mine

Utah DOGM Coal File 0070039

Development (roads, etc.) started in 1996 by Canyon Fuel; production started in 1998 by Canyon Fuel

(Read more about the Dugout mine)

Skyline Coal Project

Utah DOGM Coal File 0070005

Development started in 1980; production started in 1982 by Coastal States

(Read more about the Skyline mine)

Soldier Creek Coal Co.

Utah DOGM Coal File 0070018

Development began in 1975; production began in 1976, by Soldier Creek Coal Company

(Read more about the Soldier Creek mine)

Southern Utah Fuel Co. (Sufco)

Utah DOGM Coal File 0410002

Development began in 1910, by Southern Utah Fuel company; production began in 1911; sold to Coastal States in 1973

(Read more about the Sufco mine) (Includes brief histories of Arch Coal and Arco Coal)