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DENVER and CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GTL Energy Ltd, an Australian-based coal technology company, and Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd, today announced the signing of a License Agreement which grants Solid Energy the right to use GTL Energy's coal upgrading technology in New Zealand. Solid Energy selected GTL Energy technology after several years of evaluations, engineering studies, coal upgrading trials and combustion trials.
Solid Energy plans to build an $80 million coal processing plant at Stockton opencast mine, north of Westport, taking its planned capital spending there to $130 million over the next two years. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.
By BROWN, Giles The West Coast is set to experience a latter-day gold rush as coal prices soar and mining increases, believes Grey District Mayor Tony Kokshoorn. However, the Green Party warns the boom may come at a price for the environment and New Zealand's reputation abroad.
By STEEMAN, Marta Coal may turn into gold for Solid Energy as the state coalminer forecasts nearly $1 billion in coal sales next year. A huge appetite from emerging economies India and China has resulted in hard coking coal, used for steel-making, tripling in price.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.