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Coal mine near Singleton progresses extension bid

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Plans to extend the life of a coal mine just outside of Singleton to 2050 have progressed with the submission of a scoping report to the federal government.

Yancoal and Glencore, joint operators of Hunter Valley Operations have lodged the report with the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment, ahead of community consultation and the completion of an environmental impact statement.

In the document they say they can economically extract another 400 million tonnes of coal from deeper seems in previously mined areas.

The news come just two weeks after BHP announced it would cease operations at the Mt Arthur Coal Mine in Muswellbrook in 2030.

Image: Glencore