Weir is a consulting firm that provides engineering and consulting services to the American and international mining and energy industries.

American Power CEO Al Valencia said that American Power looks forward to initiating the permitting process for its exploration drilling program as soon as possible.

In September 2008, Weir conducted a preliminary review of 30 stratigraphic test wells drilled in 1979 by Mobil Oil on the Pace coal property.

A reserve report was not completed at that time but Weir stated that the in-place coal resources of the drilled area can exceed 200 million tons, and that the undrilled controlled properties could have substantial additional resources.