Black Butte Coal Company

Operating Mines

Black Butte Mine, Southern Wyoming

Marketing and Sales Contacts

Mike Nimmo, Vice President
1000 Kiewit Plaza
Omaha, NE 68131
Phone (402) 536-3630
Fax (402) 271-2908

John Faulconer, Manager Coal Marketing
1000 Kiewit Plaza
Omaha, NE 68131
Phone (402) 536-3645
Fax (402) 271-2908

General Overview

Black Butte Coal Company, located in southwest Wyoming and managed by Kiewit Mining Group, produces a high-energy, low-sulphur coal. Black Butte Coal Company was formed in 1974 and began shipping coal in 1979. Black Butte is a joint venture between Level 3 and Anadarko Petroleum. Black Butte currently produces approximately four million tons annually, and can load coal into large unit trains.

The Kiewit Mining Group manages Black Butte Coal and is a part of Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc., an employee-owned company headquartered in Omaha, Neb. The company was established in 1884 and is a leader in the construction, mining and engineering businesses. Kiewit Mining Group manages mines in Wyoming and Montana, as well as owns mines in Wyoming and Texas. The company employees approximately 2,000 people. The Mining Group offers a diverse mining experience for engineering, estimating and mine management.