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  BITRE 117 report which had been completed in March 2009 but not communicated to the South Australian government)