NSW commission approves BHP coal extension project

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Mining giant BHP Billiton on Wednesday welcomed a decision by the New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) to approve a modified extension of the existing Mt Arthur opencut operation.

The extension would see BHP extract an addition 128-million tonnes of run-of-mine coal from the Mt Arthur operation, extending the mine life by four years, to 2026. Mining at the Mt Arthur operation would continue at a steady pace, with the project operating at its currently approved maximum rate of 32-million tonnes a year.

Read more at: http://www.miningweekly.com/article/nsw-commission-approves-bhp-coal-extension-project-2014-10-01

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s