Critical infrastructure, such as fire services equipment, remains in place and the site is monitored and patrolled by security services.
Exploration is an important indicator of confidence in the resources sector, and greenfield exploration demonstrates the sector’s willingness to explore for larger deposits, QRC states.
“Aurizon should co-operate with the Queensland Competition Authority, immediately resume its normal maintenance programme on the Central Queensland Coal Network and end the coal export impasse it started.”
Australia and India are to join forces to develop a low emission iron and steel process via an integrated Coldry-Mamtor plant to be built in India.
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has sold its Gregory Crinum coal mine to Sojitz Corp for AUS$100 million.
A water sprinkler system and mulch products are being used at the decommissioned Hazelwood coal mine in Victoria, Australia, to mitigate the effect of dust.
Mitsubishi Corp. and BHP, which each hold a 50% interest in the Queensland mine, are to sell to Sojitz Corp.
The QCA’s request for more information about the monopoly rail operator is a further sign of Aurizon’s inability to explain its change to maintenance services.
Queensland’s Premier has called for Aurizon and the Queensland Competition Authority to resolve Aurizon’s threat to halt the movement of up to 20 million t of coal to export ports.