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August 18, 2020
BHP Confirms It Will Offload Thermal Coal Assets

AFTER years of speculation, mining giant BHP has announced its intention to move away from thermal coal over the next few years and Mount Arthur is now at risk of shutting down if the right buyer can’t be found. The announcement was made today after BHP released its 2020 Financial Year Results, with plans to […]


September 17, 2019
Dartbrook Decision May Be Challenged

AUSTRALIAN Pacific Coal, the owners of the Dartbrook mine near Aberdeen, are considering an appeal against a decision by the Independent Planning Commission not to grant a five year licence extension for the mine. In a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange last week, the Company said the five year extension was necessary to justify […]


August 15, 2019
Proposed New Life for Drayton South Licence

YESTERDAY, Malabar Coal’s environmental impact statement to develop an underground coal mine, on the licence previously operated as Drayton South, went put on public display. The proposed underground coal mine, known as the Maxwell Project, is proposed to employ 350 people. Wayne Seabrook, chairman of Malabar Coal, an Australian-owned and New South Wales based company […]


August 13, 2019
Dartbrook: Council Questions Time Constraint

By Taylah Fellows LAST week the NSW Independent Planning Commission approved modifications for the Dartbook mine, near Aberdeen, allowing mining to recommence. The IPC did not grant Australian Pacific Coal a five year licence extension, with their current licence expiring on December 2022. Steve McDonald, general manager of the Upper Hunter Shire Council, which made […]


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