Putin to discuss environment with Russian metals tycoons

MINEX Forum | February 7, 2018
img0 Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet metals tycoons whose businesses are located in the region of Krasnoyarsk, which the President is visiting today, to discuss local residents’ ecological concerns, the Kremlin said on Wednesday. Putin will meet with billionaire Vladimir Potanin, co-owner of the world’s largest nickel and palladium producerNorilsk Nickel, and with aluminium magnate Oleg Deripaska, majority shareholder of En+ Group – or his ...

Highland Gold publishes PFS results for Belaya Gora

MINEX Forum | February 7, 2018
img0 London-listed Highland Gold Mining has published the results of a prefeasibility study (PFS) for its youngest mine, Belaya Gora, and the nearby greenfield Blagodatnoye deposit, in the Khabarovsk region of Russia’s Far East. The PFS, which was prepared by SRK Consulting, puts forward new mining plans for Belaya Gora and Blagodatnoye, both of which are openpit operations. The strategy is to mine the ...

New Nornickel JV targets up to 100 t/y of PGMs

MINEX Forum | February 7, 2018
img0 Palladium and nickel miner Norilsk Nickel(Nornickel) has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Russian Platinum, in terms of which the companies will establish a joint venture (JV) to develop disseminated ore deposits in the Norilsk industrial district. The 50:50 JV aims to be one of the world’s largest producers of platinum-group metals (PGMs) with a target production of 70 t/y ...

Uzbekistan aims to increase coal production

MINEX Forum | February 7, 2018
img0 Uzbekistan plans to increase coal production up to 11.1 million tons by 2021 to meet the needs of the population and industry. The Uzbek Ministry of Economy announced the approval of the Program for the further development and modernization of the coal Industry for 2017-2021. Given that in 2017, the volume of coal mining amounted ...

Reforming Ukraine’s Energy Sector: Critical Unfinished Business

MINEX Forum | February 7, 2018
img0 This publication is part of Carnegie’s Reforming Ukraine project and is supported in part by grants from the Center for East European and International Studies (Zentrum für Osteuropa- und internationale Studien, ZOiS) and the Open Society Foundations. The weaknesses of Ukraine’s energy sector since independence in 1991 shine a spotlight on the foundational link between energy security ...

Kazakhstan Launches Online Platform for Monitoring and Reporting Greenhouse Gases

MINEX Forum | February 7, 2018
img0 An online platform for monitoring, reporting and verifying emission sources and greenhouse gases (GHG) was officially launched today by the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the World Bank. The platform is an essential element of the National Emissions Trading System of Kazakhstan, which was launched in 2013 as the country’s main instrument to ...

Lydian’s Amulsar Receives International Cyanide Management Code Certification

MINEX Forum | February 7, 2018
img0  Lydian International Limited is pleased to announce that its Amulsar Gold Project has been pre-operationally certified in compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code (“Cyanide Code”). The announcement was made on January 18, 2018 by the International Cyanide Management Institute. The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program designed to assist the global gold and ...