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New South Wales and coal

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Coal export terminals

Existing coal mines in New South Wales

Coal & Allied mines

Coal & Allied, is 75% owned by Rio Tinto Coal Australia (RTCA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto.[5], operates three mines in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. These are:

Hunter Valley Energy Coal

Hunter Valley Energy Coal, a wholly owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton, operates the Mt Arthur Coal mine in the Hunter Valley in Australia.

Illawarra Coal mines

Illawarra Coal, a wholly owned subsidiary of BHP Billiton, operates the:

Peabody Energy Australia mines

Peabody Energy Australia, a subsidiary of Peabody Energy, owns the:

Xstrata's coal mines

Coal deposits and coal projects in New South Wales

Coal & Allied

Coal and Allied has a number of other projects under consideration including:[6]

Xstrata's coal projects

Shenhua Watermark Coal

  • Watermark Project; a coal exploration project located on the Liverpool Plains near Gunnedah.

Citizens groups campaigning on coal issues

Articles and resources


  1. Port Waratah Coal Services, "Kooragang Coal Terminal", Port Waratah Coal Services website, accessed April 2011.
  2. Port Kembla Coal Terminal, "Shareholders", Port Kembla Coal Terminal website, accessed June 2010.
  3. Port Kembla Port Corporation, "Terminals", Port Kembla Port Corporation website, accessed April 2011.
  4. Carrington Coal Terminal, Port Waratah Coal Services website, accessed December 2008.
  5. Rio Tinto, 2009 Annual Report: Production & reserves: Group mines: Energy", Rio Tinto website, 2010.
  6. Coal & Allied, "Our projects", Coal & Allied website, accessed July 2010.

Related SourceWatch articles

External resources

  • 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).

External articles