Newcastle thermal coal spot prices steady but well down on last year, latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated April 14 2021 - 1:23pm, first published November 12 2020 - 6:00pm
PROFIT CENTRE: Wilpinjong mine complex near Mudgee is at the heart of US company Peabody Energy's recovery plan, the company has acknowledged this week.

AMERICAN coal company Peabody Energy is again in financial trouble, putting a question mark over its important Australian operations, including the Hunter's Wambo mine and its complex at Wilpinjong, near Mudgee, which exports out of Newcastle.


Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood


Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.