Foresight Energy Provides Update on Elevated Carbon Monoxide Readings

ST. LOUIS--()--Foresight Energy LP (NYSE: FELP) (“Foresight”) today announced that air readings have remained stabilized near ambient or normal historical levels for the past thirteen days, at its Deer Run Mine. Company personnel are working with federal and state officials on a reentry plan. As previously reported, elevated carbon monoxide levels at the mine in excess of action levels forced an evacuation of the mine on March 26.

Today, certain industry publications referenced a supposedly elevated hydrogen reading. We believe these statements were misleading, as the hydrogen readings have not been considered at dangerous levels, and they were lower than certain of the readings taken during the last thirteen days. Current readings show that hydrogen and carbon monoxide levels remain at or near ambient levels.

To date, the company has met all of its coal supply obligations from inventory and expects to continue to do so through the foreseeable future.

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About Foresight Energy LP

Foresight is a leading coal producer in the Illinois basin region of the United States with control of over three billion tons of coal reserves currently supporting four mining complexes. Foresight’s logistics give each of its mining complexes multiple modes of transportation to reach the end-users for its coal, including rail, barge and truck. Foresight serves both the domestic and international markets.


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Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

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