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We help utilities of any size do big things

Western Fuels is a not-for profit fuel supply cooperative.  We proudly supply coal and transportation services to consumer-owned electric utilities throughout the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southwest regions, and beyond. Serving a wide variety of public power entities ranging from rural electric generation and transmission cooperatives to municipal utilities, WFA offers its members diverse and extensive expertise in coal mining, fuel procurement, and transportation management.  Working together, we are endeavoring to build a more reliable, secure power grid – from providing low-cost member services to advocating for our members and the coal industry.

A trusted partner for logistics and much more


WFA couples decades of experience with the power of large-scale, aggregate negotiations to deliver a complete fuel and transportation package — at the lowest possible cost.


Members benefit through the capitalization of a complete fuels management array, railcar fleet services, and fleet repair logistics. WFA currently owns and leases more than 3,000 railcars, mitigating the need for members to lease or use railroad owned sets.


Western Fuels remains proud and resolute in its national advocacy initiative at both the state and federal levels.  Sitting on the board of numerous organizations focused on the need to provide unwavering grid reliability and affordable electricity to all, WFA stands ready to protect its members and the communities they serve.

Member benefits

50 years of experience. One focus.

We’re a team of industry experts. WFA maintains strong relationships with producers and railroads, meticulous knowledge of railcar fleet management, and a proven track record in negotiations — so you can focus on running your operations.

About us
Adam Anderson

Adam Anderson

CEO & General Manager
Kim Roach

Kim Roach

Director, Commercial Operations
Laura Vick

Laura Vick

Director, Accounting & Finance
Jerry Barnaby

Jerry Barnaby

Railcar Fleet Manager


Pioneering carbon capture with the University of Wyoming

Since 2018, Western Fuels Wyoming’s Dry Fork Mine has partnered with the University of Wyoming’s Center for Economic Geology Research to study carbon capture, utilization, and storage.

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STB Appoints Nine Members To Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee

The Surface Transportation Board appointed nine new members, including Adam Anderson, to the Board's Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee.

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Anderson Named As Western Fuels Association New CEO & General Manager

Adam Anderson will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Western Fuels Association on December 1, 2022.

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Western Fuels Association and the Dry Fork Mine support and supply the Wyoming Integrated Test Center, a leading edge research facility focused  on advancing carbon capture and carbon utilization technologies.

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