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Australian mine closed again a month after explosion, safety concerns raised at three mines 09 June 2020

Workers at three Anglo American underground coal mines in Queensland have raised concerns over safety and the management of dangerous gases following last month’s explosion at the Grosvenor coal mine in Moranbah which injured five workers. Workers have now been banned from going underground at the Grosvenor mine after rising gas levels heightened fears of another explosion....

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Mine explosion injures five people in Australia 06 May 2020

An explosion at a mine in Queensland, Australia injured five workers on May 6. The incident happened at Anglo American’s Grosvenor Coal Mine in Moranbah which is in central Queensland’s Bowen Basin....

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Australia sets aside A$300 million to kickstart hydrogen projects 04 May 2020

On May 4, the Australian government set aside A$300 million (£154 million / US$191 million) for hydrogen projects as the country aims to develop its hydrogen industry by 2030. The government released a statement saying that it is backing Australia to become a world leader in hydrogen production and exports by establishing the A$300 million ‘Advancing Hydrogen Fund’....

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Shell and PetroChina invest in Australian gas project 21 April 2020

Australian integrated coal seam gas (CSG) company, Arrow Energy, announced on April 17 that it had sanctioned the first phase of its Surat Gas Project (SGP) in southern Queensland, with construction set to begin this year. Arrow is owned 50/50 by Shell and PetroChina, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNOOC)....

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Australian bushfires slow coal production as hot and windy conditions set to return 21 January 2020

Australia’s largest mining company, BHP Group, has said that the poor air quality caused by the country’s bushfires in recent months has impacted coal production in the country. The mining giant said that smoke and dust had reduced air quality at its coal mines in New South Wales (NSW) so much that operations may be constrained further in the second half of 2020....

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