COAL - Approval for Kevin’s Corner project

Indian conglomerate GVK has welcomed the Australian Federal Government’s decision to grant environmental approval for its Kevin’s Corner Project in Queensland’s Galilee Basin.

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INDIA - NTPC to commence coal mining in Jharkhand

Indian power producer NTPC will shortly commence mining from the Pakri-Barwadih block in Jharkhand and ramp up annual output to 15 million tonnes within three years. The company says this will help reduce its dependence on costly imports.

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INDIA - SAIL seeks final Jharkhand iron ore mine approvals

Officials at Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) are appealing to the Indian Prime Minister’s Project Monitoring Group (PMG), which expedites stalled infrastructure approvals, for final forest and environment clearance for mining and capacity expansion at the Gua iron ore mines in Jharkhand state.

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INDONESIA - Additional JORC reserves for BBM

Metallurgical coal group Cokal has announced an upgrade in JORC-compliant resources for the eastern portion of Bumi Barito Mineral (BBM) Coal Project, comprising 10.5 million measured tonnes, 13.5 million indicated tonnes and 240 million inferred tonnes. The total estimate of 264 million tonnes is a 340% increase on the previous estimate.

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