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PGM PRODUCERS: Implats expects higher H1 output, earnings a share

  • Date: 04-02-19
  • Category: PGM PRODUCERS
  • Source: Research Channel

JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats) expects to report a 10% year-on-year increase in refined platinum production to 800 000 oz for the six months ended December 31, compared with the 727 000 oz produced in the six months ended December 31, 2017.

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PGM PRODUCERS: Price and improved operations give Impala Platinum choices about how best to implement its restructuring plans

An improved price for the metals Impala Platinum produces has given it flexibility in how it pursues its restructuring, a process to which the board has an unswerving commitment, says CEO Nico Muller.

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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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