Hallador Energy Co. President and CEO Brent Bilsland declined to comment in April on coalfield speculation that his company’s Sunrise Coal subsidiary may be interested in acquiring the on-again, off-again Gold Star underground steam coal mine, formerly known as Landree, near Jasonville in Greene County, Indiana. Bilsland said if production resumes later this year at Sunrise’s Carlisle underground steam coal mine in Sullivan County, Indiana, the mine’s capacity would be reduced from 3.3 million tons annually to about 2.5 million tons a year.

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