20 Jan '11, 4am

BHP says coal output fell 30% in Australia floods

SYDNEY: Devastating floods in Australia's Queensland state have slashed production of steelmaking coal by 30 per cent in the resources-rich region, the world's biggest miner BHP Billiton said Thursday. But while the weather put the brakes on its coal production, the Anglo-Australian mining giant managed record iron ore output in the December quarter as demand for minerals boomed following the global financial crisis. The impact of flooding and torrential rains that have shut mines and killed more than 30 people in eastern Queensland state will likely continue to hurt coking coal production and push up its cost for months to come, BHP warned. "Queensland coal production was significantly affected by the persistent rain and flooding," it said in a statement detailing the company's resources output for the six months to December 31. "In the December 2010 quarter, Queensland c...

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