(EnergyAsia, February 6 2013, Wednesday) — Russia’s Mechel OAO said subsidiary Mechel Bluestone has resumed operations at several of its mines in West Virginia in the US to replenish decline inventorie.

The Justice Energy and Dynamic Energy mines, which were closed last October as inventories rose, are now expected to produce a total of 135,000 tonnes of coal a month.

Mechel said it will resume mining at the other facilities if warranted by market conditions.