Arch Coal Inc.’s Powder River Basin mines showed a significant rebound after second quarter flooding spiked production costs and dropped its cash margin per ton sold by 65%.

In the third quarter, the company reported Tuesday morning that it not only dropped its cost per ton by more than $1.50, it also sold 22.2 million tons of PRB coal at a profit of $2.25 a ton, which helped pace Arch Coal to posting a net income of $106.8 million in the quarter.

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