Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   October 27, 2006

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 1-32423 02-0733940
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
One Alpha Place, P.O. Box 2345, Abingdon, Virginia   24212
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   276-619-4410

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On October 27, 2006, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. ("Alpha") issued a press release updating its outlook for 2006, based on recent developments.

The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K that is being furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 (including Exhibit 99.1 relating to such Item) shall not be deemed "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section or Sections 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. In addition, this information shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any of Alpha’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in any such filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit 99.1 Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Press Release, dated October 27, 2006

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.
October 27, 2006   By:   Vaughn R. Groves
        Name: Vaughn R. Groves
        Title: Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Press Release, dated October 27, 2006