Submission BHP Olympic Dam mine expansion

Demand for diesel used would go up 16-fold. The submission proposes to scale down the size of the expansion commensurate with future diesel supplies.

The removal of rock requires huge amounts of fuel. This graph shows a superimposition of mine works and global oil supplies (as estimated in the Federal Government’s ┬áBITRE 117 report which had been completed in March 2009 but not communicated to the South Australian government)