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Anglo American suspends production at Grosvenor steelmaking coal mine

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Anglo American has suspended production at its Grosvenor steelmaking coal mine in Queensland, Australia, following an underground coal gas ignition incident.

All emergency protocols were followed and the workforce was safely evacuated from the mine without injury.

The mine team is working with specialist teams from the Queensland Mines Rescue Service and the regulatory authorities to extinguish the underground fire, prior to being able to assess the steps towards a safe re-entry into the mine. These procedures are expected to take several months as a result of the likely damage underground.

Anglo American’s steelmaking coal business expects to produce approximately 8 million t of product in 1H24, of which Grosvenor will contribute approximately 2.3 million t. For 2024 as a whole, production guidance for the steelmaking coal business is 15 to 17 million t, of which Grosvenor was expected to contribute approximately 3.5 million t, representing lower production in the second half of the year due to a planned longwall move.

An update to steelmaking coal production guidance will be provided once more information is available.

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