Murray Energy’s Monongalia County Coal Company has announced the restarting of operations at its Monongalia County Mine.

Previously known as Blacksville No 2, the mine had been idled since 31 March and is set to resume underground operations on a partial production basis, The Dominion Post reported.

Once the mine restarts operations, the company plans to bring salaried and hourly employees back to work when they are needed.

"Monongalia County Coal expects to achieve complete operating status by 31 August, but without any additional employees."

Monongalia County Coal expects to achieve complete operating status by 31 August, but without any additional employees.

In May, the US underground coal mining company Murray Energy announced plans to lay-off around 1,800 workers at various mines in West Virginia and Ohio.

As part of its plan, the company announced that an unspecified number of its 589 employees would be laid-off at the Monongalia County Mine for an indefinite period effective 21 July.

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The company did not disclose the exact locations of where the lay-offs would take place.

The company previously acquired five mines from US-based Consol Energy in a deal worth $3.25bn and bought a controlling stake in the US-based mining company Foresight Energy for $1.4bn.