Whitehaven halves production in December quarter

Coal miner Whitehaven Coal has reported a 58% fall in quarterly production for the three months to December, on the back of mine closures, maintenance and drought and bushfires.

“The December quarter production results reflect the impact of the previously reported labour shortages and dust events at our largest mine, Maules Creek, and the scheduled Narrabri mine longwall move,” said Whitehaven MD and CEO Paul Flynn.