Directory:Arch Coal

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Arch Coal, Inc.
Arch Coal logo.png
Type Public (NYSE: ACI)
Founded Merger of publicly traded Ashland Coal, Inc. and privately held Arch Mineral Corporation in July 1997
Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri
Key peopleSteven F. Leer, Chairman/CEO
John W. Eaves, President/COO
IndustryCoal mining
Revenue$2.51 billion U.S dollars (2005)
Employees3,600 (2006)
Contact {{{contact}}}
Reference Year End: 12/31
DUNS: na
NAICS: 21211

This article in MyWikiBiz Directory space was written by Gregory J. Kohs, prior to its inclusion in Wikipedia. This article may be replaced by the rightful legal representatives of the Arch Coal company. This article is made available under the provisions of the GFDL, with proper attribution to MyWikiBiz as the primary author.

Arch Coal, Inc. NYSE: ACI is the second-largest coal producer in the United States, claiming to contribute approximately 12% of America’s coal supply (140 million tons in 2005). The company's mines are located in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Virginia. The corporate headquarters are in St. Louis, Missouri.

The company claims an expansive reserve totaling 3.1 billion tons of mostly low-sulfur coal.

Arch Coal is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ACI.


Arch Mineral Corporation began in 1969, as a partnership between Ashland Oil (now Ashland, Inc.) and the Hunt family of Dallas. Arch Coal was formed in July 1997 by merger of this privately held Arch Mineral and publicly traded Ashland Coal, Inc., which had been formed in 1975 as a subsidiary of Ashland Oil.

In June 1998, Arch Coal purchased the coal assets of Atlantic Richfield, which were mostly in the central Rocky Mountains.

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Note about license: The original version of any wiki-formatted article about the Arch Coal company was authored in September 2006 by Gregory Kohs and released under the terms of the GFDL on this website, It was then copied into Wikipedia under the same GFDL terms. In October 2006, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales acted to delete the article from Wikipedia, but the Wikipedia community determined that Wales' action had been unjustified. The article was revised, largely by "User:JzG" (Guy Chapman, a volunteer administrator on Wikipedia). However, in January 2008, Kohs demonstrated to Chapman that the article as modified by him (User:JzG) actually plagiarized many aspects of the original. Faced with that evidence, Chapman elected to cover up his misdeed by deleting the original edits on the Wikipedia site, thus making the provenance of the article appear to have come from Chapman, and not from MyWikiBiz. When Jimmy Wales was notified about this violation of professional ethics and proper GFDL attribution of the edit history, after days of waffling on the issue, Wales very reluctantly restored the original edit history, with the childish edit summary, "might as well restore all of it I suppose".

Additional comment: When in December 2008, Gregory Kohs sought to improve the article about Arch Coal on Wikipedia, his improvements were reverted back by a mindless administrator from Belgium. This underscores the true system of editorial control on Wikipedia -- it matters not the content of your edits, but rather who authors the content. (Which, of course, directly contradicts Wikipedia's "stated" mission that "anyone can edit".)