The Werris Creek Mine commenced production of low- to medium-ash, low-sulfur, low‑phosphorus and medium- to high-volatile PCI and thermal coal in 2005. In mid-2011 an extension of the Werris Creek Mine was approved, allowing production of up to 2.5 Mt/year for 20 years. The recently expanded Werris Creek open-cut mine is capable of producing 2.5 Mt/year of raw coal for the export market. The coal is transported directly by rail from Werris Creek to the Port of Newcastle (Whitehaven Coal, 2014a).
Table 4 Mining leases granted and under application in the Namoi subregion
Source: NSW Department of Trade and Investment, Resource and Energy (2014). Coal titles and applications current as at 1 April 2014.
aApplication date for a mining lease application (MLA)
NA – not available
Full company names are: Aston Coal 2 Pty Ltd (Aston Coal 2), Boggabri Coal Pty Limited (Boggabri Coal), Curlewis Coal and Coke Pty Limited (Curlewis Coal and Coke), Namoi Mining Pty Ltd (Namoi Mining), Werris Creek Coal Pty Ltd (Werris Creek Coal), Whitehaven Coal Limited (Whitehaven Coal)
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- 1.2.1 Available coal and coal seam gas resources
- 1.2.2 Current activity and tenements
- 1.2.3 Proposals and exploration
- 220.127.116.11 Coal
- 18.104.22.168 Coal seam gas
- 1.2.4 Catalogue of potential resource developments
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