Coal exports rise as foreign rivals hit pause

Original article by Peter Ker
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 15 & 22 : 3-Apr-20

Port Waratah Coal Services has advised that export volumes at its coal terminals rose slightly in the March quarter, compared with the same period in 2019. CEO Hennie du Plooy notes that coal demand and production remained strong during the period, despite the coronavirus pandemic. However, he notes that the virus lockdown has placed a number of constraints on the company, including the need to ensure that contact between employees is minimised during shift changeovers.

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PORT WARATAH COAL SERVICES LIMITED

Demand for coal doubles exports

Original article by Joe Kelly
The Australian – Page: 2 : 1-Apr-19

Data from Coal Services shows that the volume of coal exports from New South Wales has risen by 118 per cent since 2001. Annual exports peaked at 172 million tonnes in 2014, compared with just 75 million tonnes in 2001 and more than 164 million tonnes in 2018. NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee notes that state government revenue from mining royalties is expected to top $8bn over the next four years. He adds that coal, gold and copper generate more than $17bn in export revenue for the state each year.

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COAL SERVICES PTY LTD, NEW SOUTH WALES MINERALS COUNCIL, MINERALS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY