Australia: Heavy rainfall hits coal sector

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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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  • Queensland rainfall, week ending 29 January 2013


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