How many coal mines are there in NSW?

How many coal mines are there in NSW?

NSW has more than 15 billion tonnes of recoverable coal reserves contained within 40 operating mines, and over 20 new major development proposals.

Which state in Australia produces the most coal?

Black coal resources occur in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia but New South Wales and Queensland have the largest share of Australia’s total identified resources. These two states are also the largest coal producers.

Where in NSW do we find large amounts of coal?

The major coal resources in NSW are located in the 500 km long, 150 km wide Sydney-Gunnedah Basin. It extends from south of Wollongong to north of Newcastle and north-westerly through Narrabri into Queensland.

How many operating mines are there in NSW?

As at 31 December 2020 there were 38 operating coal mines in New South Wales.

Where is the biggest coal mine in NSW?

Hunter Valley region
Mt Arthur is the biggest coal mine in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Located near the town of Muswellbrook, the Mt Arthur coal mine produces thermal coal used for power generation and is sold in both the domestic and export markets.

How much coal does NSW export?

The FOB value of NSW coal exports rose 37.7 per cent to 18.2 billion Australian dollars. The average FOB value of $106.97 was up $29.05 per tonne from the year 2015-16.

Which state in Australia has the most mines?

Western Australia
Western Australia and Queensland are the most resource-rich states. Of Australia’s roughly 340 mines, almost half are in Western Australia. Today, the Australian minerals sector accounts for eight per cent of gross domestic product (GDP).

Which country has the best quality coal?

China is the global leader in coal production by an incredible margin, producing 3,474 metric tonnes (mt) in 2018, rising by 2.9% for the second year running but down from its peak of 3,749mt in 2013.

What are the statistics for the NSW coal industry?

Coal Services holds a unique data series detailing essential aspects of the NSW coal industry. Our Statistics team compiles reports covering NSW coal production by method of mining and regional source, domestic coal sales by user group and exports by country of destination, end use coal type and value.

What are the services of the coal mining industry?

These include the provision of critical services to the NSW coal mining industry across the areas of occupational health and rehabilitation, workers compensation, collection of statistics, and mines rescue emergency services and training.

Is the long service leave scheme for coal mines portable?

Coal LSL’s long service leave scheme for the black coal mining industry is one of the most generous of any industry in Australia. It’s portable, accommodating employee movements common to the industry, and it’s accessible after eight years’ qualifying service–sooner in some cases.

Which is the largest export earner in NSW?

Coal is NSW’s largest export earner in value terms, worth around $13.2 billion in 2015-16, greater than the value of our tourism and education exports combined.