New South Wales and coal
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- 1 Coal export terminals
- 2 Existing coal mines in New South Wales
- 3 Coal deposits and coal projects in New South Wales
- 4 Citizens groups campaigning on coal issues
- 5 Articles and resources
Coal export terminals
- Kooragang Coal Terminal is operated by Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) Limited and is located in Newcastle, Australia. The terminal has a capacity of 88 million tonnes per year.
- Port Kembla Coal Terminal is managed by BHP Billiton on behalf of a consortium of coal companies comprising Illawarra Coal, Centennial Coal, Xstrata Coal, Tahmoor Coal, Peabody and Gujarat NRE. The terminal has a capacity of 15 million tonnes per annum but exports approximately 10 to 11 million tonnes a year.
- Carrington Coal Terminal is operated by Port Waratah Coal Services Limited (PWCS) and located in Newcastle, Australia. The terminal has an annual capacity of 25 million tonnes per year.
Existing coal mines in New South Wales
Coal & Allied mines
Hunter Valley Energy Coal
Illawarra Coal mines
Peabody Energy Australia mines
Xstrata's coal mines
- Westside Colliery, open cut, 80% Xstrata Coal;
- West Wallsend Colliery, Undergound, 80% Xstrata Coal;
- Bulga Coal, Open cut, 68.25% Xstrata Coal;
- Beltana mine, Underground, 68.25% Xstrata Coal;
- United mine, Underground, 95% Xstrata Coal;
- Narama mine, Open cut, 100% Xstrata Coal;
- Mangoola Coal mine, Open cut, 100% Xstrata Coal;
- Mt Owen mine, Open cut, 100% Xstrata Coal;
- Liddell Colliery, Open cut, 67.5% Xstrata Coal;
- Cumnock mine, Open cut, 100% Xstrata Coal;
- Ravensworth mine, Open cut, 100% Xstrata Coal;
- Ulan Coal mine, Underground and open cut, 90% Xstrata Coal;
- Baal Bone mine, Underground and open cut, 74.1% Xstrata Coal;
Coal deposits and coal projects in New South Wales
Coal & Allied
Coal and Allied has a number of other projects under consideration including:
- the Carrington West Extension; a possible extension of mining at Hunter Valley Operations, north of the Hunter River.
- the Warkworth Extension to "extend mining within its existing lease at the Mount Thorley Warkworth mine"; and
- the Mount Pleasant Project.
Xstrata's coal projects
- Cardiff Borehole coal project, 80% Xstrata Coal;
- Mitchell's Flat coal project, 100% Xstrata Coal;
- Glendell coal project, 100% Xstrata Coal;
- Running Stream coal project, 78% Xstrata Coal;
Shenhua Watermark Coal
- Watermark Project; a coal exploration project located on the Liverpool Plains near Gunnedah.
Citizens groups campaigning on coal issues
- Bickham Coal-Mine Action Group, Hunter Valley
- Caroona Coal Action Group, Hunter Valley
- GRIP, Gloucester, Hunter Valley
- MWcan - Mid Western Community Action Network
- People Against Coal Extraction (PACE), Newcastle
- Rising Tide, Newcastle
- Rivers SOS, Hunter Valley
- Save the Drip, Mudgee, Hunter Valley
- Wybong Action Group, Hunter Valley
Articles and resources
- Port Waratah Coal Services, "Kooragang Coal Terminal", Port Waratah Coal Services website, accessed April 2011.
- Port Kembla Coal Terminal, "Shareholders", Port Kembla Coal Terminal website, accessed June 2010.
- Port Kembla Port Corporation, "Terminals", Port Kembla Port Corporation website, accessed April 2011.
- Carrington Coal Terminal, Port Waratah Coal Services website, accessed December 2008.
- Rio Tinto, 2009 Annual Report: Production & reserves: Group mines: Energy", Rio Tinto website, 2010.
- Coal & Allied, "Our projects", Coal & Allied website, accessed July 2010.
Related SourceWatch articles
- P. Brown, A. Cottrell, M. Searles, L. Wibberley and P. Scaife, "A Lifecycle Assessment of the New South Wales Energy Grid", Cooperative Research Centre for Coal in Sustainable Development, October 2006. (Pdf).
- The Climate Group (Australia), "This Week’s Emissions: New South Wales", The Climate Group website, accessed August 2010. (This webpage provides an estimate of total greenhouse gas emissions over the previous week and preceding year. It account for nearly all emissions from power generation).
- Wendy Frew, "King coal under siege", Sydney Morning Herald, December 2, 2006.