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Vitrinite Awarded Coal Exploration Permit near Clermont

Coal News - Published on Fri, 13 Sep 2019

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Queensland Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced that Vitrinite would have the opportunity to apply for an exploration permit over 35 square kilometres of land. The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the announcement that Vitrinite has been awarded the preferred tenderer for a coal exploration permit on land near Clermont.

Mr Ian Macfarlane, QRC Chief Executive, said that the exploration project would be an important new addition to Queensland’s coal industry. Queensland is blessed with a diverse resources sector and has so many of the commodities that are necessary for our modern society including coal. Just last week QRC reaffirmed the importance of ongoing exploration to lock in long-term benefits from our world-leading resources sector, so it is reassuring to see another step taken to uncover the next projects which lead to ongoing jobs.

Mr Macfarlane said that “Regional communities in Central and North Queensland rely on the resources sector as a source of well-paid, long-term jobs. Recent data from the ABS showed exploration is up across a range of commodities, including in coal, which continues to underwrite our economy. The most up to date trade data showed Queensland exports were worth USD 87.2 billion over the year to July 2019. Resources exports make up about 80 per cent of that value.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 13 Sep 2019
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