Big issues for coal miners to consider.
Revision to the mine plans, the timing and the type of coal produced are affecting operating costs.
Unit costs had benefited from lower diesel prices and deferred costs in 2020.
It will consist of two open-cut mine pits using conventional truck and shovel methods.
The mine employed 137 people before going on to care and maintenance.
The modification approval involves construction and operation of a remote services infrastructure.
Lower feed rates and yield from the processing plant were linked to the high-ash coal feed.
Yancoal is willing to invest in the Australian coal industry as domestic funding declines.
The mine's December quarterly run-of-mine production came to 1.3Mt.
Good mining conditions and strong production rates from the underground provided a positive offset.
The pandemic and potential for wet weather are circumstances that should carry over into 2021.
The alleged offences have a maximum penalty of $1.5 million.