Australia's coal miner Whitehaven Coal reported sales of 6 million tonnes of the fuel in the third quarter, rising 13% compared with the same period last year, the company said in a report.
The company's equity coal sales climbed 16% year on year to 4.6 million tonnes during July-September.
Whitehaven CEO Paul Flynn ascribed the stronger sales in the September quarter to demand from Asia, even as COVID-19 continued to dampen global appetite.
Raw coal output stood at 4.5 million tonnes in the same period, up 4% year on year. Output from Maules Creek opencut mine was stable year on year at 1.9 million tonnes in the third quarter, and that from Narrabri underground mine declined by 8% to 1.6 million tonnes. Production of Gunnedah underground mine climbed 52% to 871,000 tonnes.
Whitehaven currently has three major development projects under way, including the Phase 3 Expansion of the Narrabri underground mine, the Vickery expansion project and the Winchester South metallurgical coal project, according to the company.
(Writing by Emma Yang Editing by Tammy Yang)
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