- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A portion of Murray Energy Corp.’s Monongalia County Mine has been temporarily idled.

The company attributes the move to shipment shortfalls by railroads serving the mine.

Media outlets report that Murray Energy announced the partial shutdown on Tuesday. The company didn’t say how many workers were affected or when the mine would resume full operations.

Federal figures show the mine produced more than 3 million tons of coal in 2013 and 4.6 million tons in 2014. It employed an average of 588 workers during the fourth quarter of 2014.

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