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2013-05-29 16:22:18

ST. LOUIS, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) today announced that, in accordance with Sections 1113 and 1114 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, the Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis has granted Patriot's motion and authorized the Company to make essential changes to its collective bargaining agreements with the United Mine Workers of America, including to benefits for certain UMWA-represented retirees. "This ruling represents a major step forward for Patriot,...

2013-04-26 16:21:08

ST. LOUIS, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) today announced that it received three safety awards from the Coal River Council of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association. Awards were presented based on the best safety record in 2012 by size and category of operation. Patriot received awards for the following facilities: Wells preparation plant; Hill Fork surface mine in the Corridor G mining complex; and Matewan Tunnel underground coal transportation...

2013-03-14 20:20:47

ST. LOUIS, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) today filed a motion with the Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis seeking to modify collective bargaining agreements with the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). Patriot is filing this motion now to obtain critical financial relief in a timeframe that avoids severe business disruption. The proposed modifications include the establishment of a Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) trust to provide...

2013-03-14 12:22:45

ST. LOUIS, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Asa Fitzpatrick, a 63-year old employee of Newtown Energy, Inc., was fatally injured when a piece of rock fell from the mine roof yesterday afternoon at Kanawha Eagle's Peerless mine, located in Comfort, West Virginia. "We express our deepest sympathies to Asa's family, friends and co-workers," said Michael D. Day, Patriot Executive Vice President - Operations. "We are fully cooperating with state and federal mine regulatory officials as we...

2013-03-11 20:21:32

ST. LOUIS, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) today announced that it received three Mountaineer Guardian Safety Awards from the West Virginia Coal Association. The following preparation plants received this prestigious safety award in their respective categories: Fanco preparation plant and loadout at the Logan County mining complex; Coal Clean preparation plant at the Panther mining complex; and Rocklick preparation plant at the Rocklick mining...

2013-02-07 12:23:28

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Brandon Townsend, a 34-year old employee, was fatally injured yesterday afternoon at Midland Trail Energy's Blue Creek Preparation Plant, located near Charleston, West Virginia after being struck by a hydraulic cylinder on a refuse press. A second employee received non-life threatening injuries and is being treated at a local hospital. "We deeply mourn the loss of Brandon and express our sincere sympathies to his family, friends and co-workers,"...

2013-02-01 20:20:26

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation today announced that Michael D. Day has been promoted to the new position of Executive Vice President - Operations. Previously, Mr. Day served as Senior Vice President overseeing Patriot's West Virginia Central and Kentucky operations, along with its centralized engineering group. In his expanded role, Mr. Day will assume responsibility for all of Patriot's operations, as well as the safety, engineering, purchasing, and...

2012-11-15 16:27:24

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) today announced that it has reached a proposed settlement agreement with the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc., the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, Inc. and the Sierra Club regarding claims under the Clean Water Act relating to surface mining activities in West Virginia. As a result of the proposed settlement, the deadline for compliance with selenium effluent limitations at outfalls under the Hobet...

2012-11-01 19:21:08

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) today announced the Bluegrass Mine Complex will be closed by the end of 2012. The Bluegrass Complex currently employs approximately 89 people and includes the Patriot Surface Mine, which is expected to produce approximately 1.2 million tons of thermal coal in 2012, and the Grand Eagle Preparation Plant, both located near Henderson, Kentucky. Reclamation work will continue as the site is restored to meet...

2012-10-24 07:25:45

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ), a producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States, today announced that Bennett K. Hatfield has been named President and Chief Executive Officer and has been appointed to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. As CEO, he succeeds Irl F. Engelhardt, who is stepping down from his duties as Chairman, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Patriot. Michael M. Scharf has been appointed...