Diversified miner Anglo American announced February 22 to suspend production of Moranbah North coking coal mine in Queensland, Australia for safety concerns after it found rising gas level on the longwall two days earlier.
Moranbah North mine is 88% owned by Anglo American, with the remaining owned by five joint venture partners, including Nippon Steel and Mitsui & Co Ltd.
Moranbah North mainly produces hard coking coal, which is mined from the Goonyella Middle Seam. Coal production is mainly sold to Japan, China's Taiwan, S Korea, India and Europe, Anglo American said on its website.
The mine's high-quality hard coking coal production capacity was registered at about 6 million tonnes per annum, according to a previous file from the company.
Anglo American has yet to declare a resumption schedule. The restart of operation will be subjected to an expert review and regulatory approval.
(Writing by Emma Yang Editing by Harry Huo)
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