Natural Resource Partners L.P., a master limited partnership headquartered in Houston, TX is a diversified natural resource company that owns interests in coal, aggregates, and industrial minerals across the United States. A large percentage of NRP’s revenues are generated from royalties and other passive income. In addition, NRP owns an equity interest in Ciner Wyoming, a trona/soda ash operation.
Our coal reserves are located in Appalachia, the Illinois Basin and the Western United States. We do not operate any coal mines, but we lease our reserves to experienced mine operators under long-term contracts. We also own and manage coal transportation and processing assets.
Ciner is the world’s fifth-largest producer of soda ash, which is used in a variety of consumer goods, including glass, chemicals, soap, and paper. All soda ash produced at the site is sold through a Ciner-affiliated sales agent to domestic and European customers and to American Natural Soda Ash Corp. for export.
Natural Resource Partners is the managing and controlling partner of BRP, our joint venture with International Paper. BRP owns more than 10 million mineral acres, which includes oil and gas, coal, and aggregate reserves as well as coal bed methane, geothermal, and CO2 sequestration rights.