Alpha Natural Resources knows this, and it also knows where its strengths lie. This is why the company will focus on being well-positioned for the rebound in metallurgical coal. The company is one of the top global exporters of metallurgical coal, and has more export terminal capacity they anyone else. This puts the company in a much better position to weather the current storm than many of its mining peers
Good post DL. ANR is confident in its future based on Global positioning and they have publicly declared their shift from tail to head - as they put it. Met is their tail right now but will become their head. There goal is to see a 50 MET / 50 thermal with much more profitability coming from their MET and if I understood them correctly on the CC a 50 / 50 domestic / export split as well. They already have existing relationships with MET / export customers that assure them of the expandability of those markets. The future is very bright and your double or triple is certain but depending on how long you are willing to go, triple is just the beginning.