Whitehaven Coal Ltd is an Australian-based company that is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of coal. The company operates several mines in New South Wales, including the Maules Creek Mine, the Narrabri Mine, and the Tarrawonga Mine. Whitehaven Coal produces both thermal and metallurgical coal, which is used in the production of steel. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Whitehaven Coal is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the ticker symbol WHC.