Increases at Tunnel Ridge and Onton also contributed to record coal production of 9.0 million tons in the 2012 Quarter, an increase of 17.7% compared to the 2011 Quarter. As expected, the increase in coal production and sales tons contributed to higher operating expenses in the 2012 Quarter, which increased 14.9% to $338.6 million.Outside coal purchases decreased $15.4 million to $4.4 million in the 2012 Quarter compared to the 2011 Quarter, primarily as a result of reduced purchases of brokerage coal. Depreciation, depletion and amortization increased $19.5 million to $59.8 million in the 2012 Quarter compared to the 2011 Quarter, primarily as a result of the start-up of longwall production at the Tunnel Ridge mine, the addition of the Onton mine and capital expenditures related to infrastructure improvements at various other operations.
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Increases Quarterly Distribution By 2.1% To $1.085 Per Unit: Posts Record Coal Sales And Production Volumes And Reports Quarterly Financial Results
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