BHP will close Muswellbrook's Mt Arthur coal mine in 2030 after failing to fine a buyer for the project

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated June 16 2022 - 1:49am, first published 1:48am
BHP had been seeking to extend the life of its Mount Arthur coal mine at Muswellbrook through to 2045.

BHP will close Muswellbrook's Mt Arthur coal mine in 2030 after it failed to find a buyer for the mine, which employs 2000 people.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.