Ownership: Xstrata Coal Queensland (55%), Sumisho Coal Australia (25%), Itochu Coal Resources Australia (15%) ICRA OC (10%)
The Oaky Creek coal mine consists of two underground longwall operations and a preparation plant, but only one is currently in production. It is located between Tieri and Middlemount in Central Queensland and produces one of the most sought-after coking coals in the region.
The mine produces two premium quality volatile coking coals which are exported to Japan, Asia, Europe, North Africa and South America via rail to Dalrymple Bay, to sea ports in Mackay and Gladstone.
Operating – the mine has an expected mine life of 32 years. About 150 workers lost their jobs at the end of 2013 when the mine reduced operations due to economic conditions.