‘New chapter’ for mining in Philippines

In welcoming the rejection by the Philippines’ Commission on Appointments (CA) of Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez’s confirmation as a government minister, the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) says it is the beginning of a new chapter for the country’s mining industry.

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Offtake agreement for coal from Nuurstei

Aspire Mining has signed an offtake agreement with joint venture partner Noble Group for supply of coal from the Nuurstei Coking Coal Project in northern Mongolia. The agreement covers the first six months of anticipated production in 2018.

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Coal agreement may de-risk Nuurstei

ASX-listed Aspire Mining has entered into an MoU to mine and purchase raw coal from an existing mine adjacent to the Nuurstei Coking Coal Project in northern Mongolia. The agreement will help in de-risking development of the Nuurstei project.

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Bougainville mining moratorium lifted

The autonomous government of the Bougainville region (ABG) in Papua New Guinea’s far east has lifted a decades-long moratorium on mining and exploration in sections of the region. The government says this step has been taken because the bureaucracy has built the skills to handle applications.

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