Patriot Coal is a leading coal producer and marketer in the eastern United States, with operations and coal reserves in Appalachia and the Illinois Basin. We and our predecessor companies have operated in these regions for more than 50 years.
In 2009, we sold 32.8 million tons of coal, of which 83% was sold to electric utilities and 17% was sold to domestic and global steel producers.
Our operations consist of 14 current complexes, with one in northern West Virginia, 10 in southern West Virginia and three in western Kentucky.
We ship coal to electric utilities, industrial users, steel mills and independent coke producers via various company-owned and third-party loading facilities, multiple rail and river transportation routes and ocean-going vessels.
Our mining operations and coal reserves are as follows:
In southern West Virginia, we have 10 mining complexes located in Boone, Clay, Lincoln, Logan and Kanawha counties. In northern West Virginia, we have one complex located in Monongalia County. We sold 25.8 million tons of coal in Appalachia in 2009. We control 1.2 billion tons of reserves in Appalachia, of which 488 million tons are assigned to current operations.
Illinois Basin
In the Illinois Basin, we have three complexes located in Union and Henderson counties in western Kentucky. We sold 7.0 million tons of coal in the Illinois Basin in 2009 and control 646 million tons of reserves in the Illinois Basin, of which 126 million tons are assigned to current operations.

Q2 2011 Patriot Coal Corp Earnings Conference Call
Patriot Coal Announces Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2011
Patriot Coal promotes environmental improvement in coal mining and coal use.
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