Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Wyoming: Mines

The mining industry in the United States has a long history and continues to play a crucial role in the country's economy today. Despite being a top consumer of coal, the US is also among the top five exporters of it. Today, we will be taking a closer look at the U.S state of Wyoming and the industries in which players will be able to take job contracts in our upcoming DLC for American Truck Simulator.

Located in a mountainous region, Wyoming has been the USA's leading coal producer since 1986, providing around 40% of the country’s coal, with 42 billion tons of reserve recoverable coal, with an estimated 1.4 trillion tons that has yet to be mined. One such mine which will be featured in our upcoming Wyoming DLC is The Black Thunder thermal coal mine. Located in Campbell Country, this is one of the largest coal mines in the world. Despite the rising adoption of cleaner and renewable energy sources, the mine still continues to cater to large demand, producing an estimated 115 million tons of coal per year, and was the first coal mine in the world to transport one billion tons of coal!

Drivers in Wyoming will be able to help contribute to the service and upkeep of the mine dumpers that transport coal in the Mines, by delivering parts and goods to the maintenance garages located on their outskirts. 

However, coal isn't the only large export from the state! Wyoming is also home to the world’s largest deposit of trona, supplying about 90% of the nation’s soda ash (or more commonly known as baking soda). It is used in a number of everyday products including paper, detergents, textiles, glass, and more! 

Truckers in our Wyoming DLC will also be able to deliver to a nearly 1:1 landmark depot of a soda ash mine and help contribute to delivering the necessary materials and cargo needed for its day-to-day operations. 

If you want to say 'Wyoming is mine', be sure to add Wyoming for American Truck Simulator to your Steam Wishlist. It really helps supports us in the development and release of our upcoming content. We thank you for your support. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Spam, offensive, hateful and other inappropriate comments will be removed and authors may be permanently restricted from commenting.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.