The Coal Trader

Bowen Coking Coal Reports Strong Quarter & Eyes Continued Growth in 2024


  • Increased Production: ROM production jumped 22.6% compared to the previous quarter, driven by Ellensfield South mine ramp-up.
  • Higher Coal Prices: Average realized coking coal price soared 47% due to tight supply and Ellensfield South’s premium quality.
  • Bluff Mine Completed: Mining concluded at Bluff with higher-than-expected coal sales.
  • Improved Efficiency: Group strip ratio reduced by 34%, lowering costs.
  • Logistics Challenges: Delays and weather impacted saleable coal and shipping in December.
  • Confident Outlook: Company expects another record year in 2024 with stable demand and coal sales commitments.

CEO Transition:

  • Daryl Edwards appointed new CEO, effective immediately.
  • Mark Ruston to assist through May 2024 before pursuing other interests.

Financial Update:

  • Strong cash flow generated from Burton Complex.
  • Continued cost reduction initiatives underway.
  • New CEO and finance team ready to lead the company in its next phase.


Bowen Coking Coal delivered a strong quarter with increased production, higher prices, and improved efficiency. Despite some logistical challenges, the company remains confident in its future and expects continued growth in 2024. The appointment of a new CEO with extensive experience in the coal industry further strengthens the company’s position for success.

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