Blacksville 2 begins closing Monday

BLACKSVILLE, W.Va. — The shutdown of the former Blacksville No. 2 Mine in Monongalia County will begin Monday.

The previously announced closing will take place In two phases from Aug. 9-23 and from Sept. 7-21. The will be 180 workers permanently laid off.

The complex along the West Virginia-Pennsylvania border, not far from Morgantown, is owned by American Consolidated Natural Resources, Inc. the company that took over following Murray Energy’s bankruptcy.

Murray Energy purchased the mine, along with four other longwall mines in West Virginia from Consol Energy in October 2013 for $3.5 billion. There were as many as 500 employees in 2015.

Records indicate more than 4.4 million tons of coal were produced from the mine in 2018.

More News

State DOT officials, Justice break ground on third section of Kerens to Parsons project of Corridor H
"We’re going to finish this road," Gov. Jim Justice said.
June 9, 2023 - 9:00 pm
Hundreds remember the life of fallen Morgantown K-9 officer Zane Breakiron
Funeral service held Friday.
June 9, 2023 - 4:18 pm
Trump indictment unsealed, contains 37 criminal counts
Former federal prosecutor, current state senator, calls for fairness from the DOJ.
June 9, 2023 - 3:47 pm
Changing of the Guard: Gibbons installed as Martinsburg police chief, outgoing chief reflects
June 9, 2023 - 1:23 pm