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Australia: Heavy rainfall hits coal sector

Australia: Heavy rainfall hits coal sector

Report summary

At the end of January, the east coast of Australia experienced extreme rainfall. Queensland has been hardest hit: some parts of the state have received over 400 millimetres of rain in a single week, more than the average for a month. The wet weather has impacted coal mines and infrastructure, potentially restricting production and exports. A variety of mines, largely in the Blackwater region, will be directly impacted. But the key constraint will be the availability of rail capacity;

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  • Executive summary
  • Wet weather hits Queensland, New South Wales
  • Rail infrastructure to determine rain impact
  • Disruption likely to be less than 2011

In this report there are 2 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Wet weather hits Queensland, New South Wales
    • Queensland rainfall, week ending 29 January 2013
  • Rail infrastructure to determine rain impact
    • Mines most likely to be affected by Queensland rainfall, million tonnes
  • Disruption likely to be less than 2011
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