Officials said December 15 that crews began production once again at the mine in Corning, Perry County, on December 7 thanks to the completion of repairs to American Electric Power’s Conesville Unit 4.

AEP is an important customer of both Buckingham and Westmoreland Coal,” new CEO Kevin Paprzycki said. “We are excited to resume deliveries and continue to develop our relationship with this key customer.”

Buckingham, according to Westmoreland data, has an annual operation capacity of 1.2 million tons from three mining units. The producer purchased Buckingham Coal for $34 million earlier this year.

The 312-megawatt (MW) Conesville Unit 4, part of the 780-MW Conesville Electrical Generating Station, receives its coal from the mine via rail.