Line Creek

Line Creek Operations is one of our four steelmaking coal operations located in the Elk Valley of British Columbia, Canada.

About Line Creek

Line Creek Operations is located approximately 25 kilometres north of Sparwood in southeastern British Columbia.

Line Creek produces steelmaking coal – also called metallurgical coal or coking coal — which is used to make steel. We export the processed coal by sea to the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere. This involves the shipment of the steelmaking coal from the mine site to bulk port terminals in Vancouver by rail. It is then loaded on to larger seagoing vessels, which carry it to our target markets.

The current annual production capacities of the mine and preparation plant are approximately 4.0 million tonnes of clean coal. Proven and probable reserves at Line Creek are projected to support mining for a further 12 years.

Coal Business Unit Operating Results

($ in millions)

2021

2020

2019

Revenue

$6,251

$3,375

$5,522

Gross profit (loss)

$2,785

$277

$2,112

Gross profit (loss) before depreciation and amortization1

$3,657

$1,009

$2,904

Production (million tonnes)

24.6

21.1

25.7

Sales (million tonnes)

23.4

21.9

25.0

Notes:
1 This is a non-GAAP financial measure or ratio. See "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Ratios" section of the Management's Discussion and Analysis for further information. 

Dust Management in the Elk Valley

We take extensive measures to monitor and manage dust at our operations and are working to identify new methods to improve dust management and air quality.

Our Stories

Water

Teck is engaging with numerous COIs as part of our efforts to address water quality constituents released by mining activities throughout the Elk River watershed, where five of our steelmaking coal operations are located.

Awards

Line Creek Operations has received a Mining Association of Canada (MAC) TSM Leadership Award for its outstanding performance in the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative’s three focus areas—environmental stewardship, communities and people, and energy efficiency.

Water

As the operator of five steelmaking coal mines in the Elk Valley of British Columbia which employ more than 4,000 people who live in the region, fish in the rivers and enjoy the outdoors, we take water quality issues seriously.

Our People

We began tracking the most serious potential incidents — called high-potential incidents (HPIs) — in 2008 to monitor our safety performance. In 2012, we began standardizing our process for identifying the root causes of HPIs.