Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. is a producer and marketer of coal primarily to the United States utilities and industrial users. The Company operates through four segments: the Illinois Basin, Appalachia, White Oak Resources LLC (White Oak), and Other and Corporate. The Company’s Illinois Basin mining operations are located in western Kentucky, southern Illinois and southern Indiana. The Company’s Appalachian mining operations are located in eastern Kentucky, Maryland and West Virginia. It owns, and operates the coal handling and processing facilities, and provides mine products and services. The Company also develops and markets additional services, including ash and scrubber sludge removal, coal yard maintenance and arranging alternate transportation services.