A federal bankruptcy judge has approved Western Coal Acquisition Partners LLC’s, a Merida Natural Resources affiliate, $215 million bid to acquire the Kemmerer coal mine, located in Lincoln County, Wyoming. The mine is owned by Westmoreland Resource Partners LP. The offer was submitted pursuant to the bidding procedures established by an order of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Merida said Kemmerer will play a leading role as it’s Western “flagship” mine, as the company continues its expansion throughout the Western coal basins.
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