QCoal

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QCoal Group
Private
Industry Mining
Founded 1989 (1989)
Headquarters Brisbane, Australia
Area served
Queensland
Services Coal exploration and mining
Owner Chris Wallin
Website www.qcoal.com.au

QCoal is coal mining company established by Chris Wallin in 1989. The company is based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. QCoal and its subsidiaries own or co-own five mines within the Bowen Basin.[1] In 2014, it was revealed that QCoal's head of corporate affairs, James Mackay was responsible for developing policy on the environment for the Liberal National Party of Queensland.[2]

QCoals coal is exported via Abbot Point.[3]

QCoal owns and operates the Sonoma Mine at Collinsville. Plans to divert nearby Coral Creek to extend the life of the mine have been criticised because they were not in the original development application and because of the potential to create long-term damage to the groundwater aquifer.[2]

In October 2014, the company announced that operations at the Drake Coal project would begin in November.[4]

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References

  1. Daryl Passmore (25 August 2013). "Chris Wallin". The Courier-Mil. Queensland Newspapers. Retrieved 5 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mark Solomons, Mark Willacy (5 May 2014). "QCoal's James Mackay developing environmental policy for Newman Government in Queensland". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 5 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Vicky Validakis (12 December 2014). "Indian miner GVK to haul QCoal to port". Australian Mining. Cirrus Media. Retrieved 5 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. David Chen (10 October 2014). "QCoal to start Drake Coal operations next month". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 4 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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