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DIESEL: German minister wants EU to review limit on toxic diesel particles

  • Date: 31-01-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Europe Auto News

BERLIN -- Germany's transport minister, Andreas Scheuer, has urged the European Commission in a letter to review its stringent limits on nitrogen dioxide pollution, saying some doctors are questioning their health merits, the Bild newspaper reported.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Lonmin 2018 Annual Report

Lonmin is a primary producer of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs). These metals are essential for many industrial applications, especially catalytic converters for internal combustion engine emissions, as well as their widespread use in jewellery. Saleable by-products from our PGM mining include gold, copper, nickel and chrome.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Eskom to invest R10bn to R12bn in cost plus coal mines over five years

SOUTH African power utility, Eskom, intended to invest R12bn in cost plus coal mines in order to secure the quality of the fuel for its power stations, said BusinessLive citing COO of Eskom, Jan Oberholzer.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Sylvania delivers despite challenging quarter

  • Date: 31-01-19
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Research Channel

Despite a number of challenges, Sylvania Platinum’s Sylvania Dump Operations (SDO) produced 14 907 oz of platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold (4E) during the second quarter ended December 31, 2018. Late summer rains had resulted in make-up water boreholes on the western limb of the Bushveld Complex drying up. As a result, the Lesedi operation had no process water for 20 days.

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EMISSIONS: After WLTP emissions testing chaos, EVAP headache looms

  • Date: 31-01-19
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News Europe

Automakers are bracing themselves for added costs and renewed market volatilities as the next stage of Europe's new WLTP testing regime goes into effect later this year.

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PGM SUPPLY: Nornickel to boost nickel, palladium output in 2019

  • Date: 30-01-19
  • Category: PGM SUPPLY
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Russia's Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel), the world's largest palladium producer, said on Wednesday its output of palladium and nickel from Russian raw material would increase in 2019.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Minerals Council's Langenhoven warns of tipping point for mining if electricity tariffs increase by 15% a year

  • Date: 30-01-19
  • Category: SOUTH AFRICA
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – State-owned utility Eskom’s proposed tariff increases would cost some 150 000 direct mining jobs, all but eliminate the gold sector and, as a consequence, reduce Eskom’s mining client base by around 36%, thereby exacerbating the utility’s “death spiral”, Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Henk Langenhoven said on Wednesday.

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DIESEL: Volkswagen customers in Germany ordering more diesel vehicles; share of 43% in 2018, vs. 39% in 2017

  • Date: 30-01-19
  • Category: DIESEL
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Customers of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand in Germany are once again placing more orders for diesel vehicles. In 2018, the share of incoming orders for vehicles equipped with the latest diesel technology as a proportion of the overall vehicle portfolio was 43% compared to 39% in 2017.

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