The Berwind mine (above) is idled following the incident. (Photo: Ramaco Resources)

On July 10, Ramaco Resources Inc. experienced a material methane ignition at its Berwind mining complex in Berwind, West Virginia. Currently, the cause of the ignition is unknown. The company, in conjunction with the appropriate state and federal regulatory authorities, will be conducting a full investigation into the incident.

The mine was idle at the time of the incident, and there were no personnel in the mine nor any injuries or fatalities. At this time, Ramaco Resources said it will be evaluating the extent of the damage. Production from the Berwind Complex is expected to be impacted for an indeterminant period of time.