- Power Generation
- Coal Bed Methane
- Government and Regulatory
BLACKACRE’S experience and access to associates have enabled it to
provide specialized expertise to a variety of industries.
BLACKACRE has a deep understanding of surface and underground mining as
well as coal preparation. This has allowed BLACKCARE to put together
reserve bases,design and operate underground mines and plants.
BLACKACRE also has represented a number of landowners in negotiations
of leases with mining companies.
BLACKACRE has used its production, transportation and utilization
skills to support the electrical generation industry. BLACKACRE has
advised clients on fuel procurement issues, contract disputes and has
developed a fuels procurement department for one new entrant.
COAL BED METHANE
BLACKACRE has advised landowners on the development of coalbed methane
reserves and the necessity for coordination with the developers of the
BLACKACRE has worked with numerous law firms since 1992 on a variety of
contract disputes. BLACKACRE has acted as an independent engineer and
expert witness and arbitrator in several trials and arbitrations on a
wide variety of issues, including PSI vs. Exxon Minerals and PSI vs. Amax Inc
each valued at over $300 million. BLACKACRE also has represented insurance
companies in defense of mining companies in health and safety related
claims. BLACKACRE also has extensive experience working with trustees
in U.S. Bankruptcy Court proceedings in many of the coal producing
jurisdictions. BLACKACRE has been selected as the Independent Expert
on behalf of Unsecured Creditors in $30 billion of coal industry
GOVERNMENT AND REGULATORY
BLACKACRE regularly consults with agencies and industry firms that
constantly review the coal industry and make estimates of future
performance. BLACKACRE typically reviews output from models these
organizations develop and comments on the reasonableness of the
assumptions in the model.