Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 2, 2006
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
One Alpha Place, P.O. Box 2345,
Abingdon, VA 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 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
     On November 2, 2006, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. issued a press release announcing earnings and other financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2006, and that management would review these results in an investment community conference call at 10:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, November 2, 2006.
     This Current Report on Form 8-K and the earnings press release attached hereto are being furnished by the Registrant pursuant to Item 2.02 “Results of Operations and Financial Condition.” In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, 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 liability 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 the Registrant’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 November 2, 2006



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.
November 2, 2006 By:   /s/ Vaughn R. Groves    
    Name:   Vaughn R. Groves   
    Title:   Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel  



Exhibit Index
Exhibit No.   Description
Exhibit 99.1
  Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Press Release, dated November 2, 2006