MINING & RETAIL

'Coal-bed methane exploitation to reduce AN costs'

The cost of Ammonium Nitrate (AN) fertiliser, which is largely on the upper side in the country mainly due to high costs of the major component, ammonia, is set to come down once coal - bed methane ga...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 September 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Sable to raise $200m for coal bed methane project

SABLE Chemical Industries, the country's sole producer of Ammonium Nitrate, is set to embark on a project to set up a $200 million fertiliser manufacturing plant which uses Coal Bed Methane (CBM).Spea...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 June 2018

OPINION

At long last we will use our methane

Zimbabwe is sitting on reasonable reserves of coal bed methane gas in Matabeleland North, a resource it has known about for decades, but has never exploited for reasons which are hard to find. Now, as...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 May 2018

MINING & RETAIL

Zim to sign $700 million coal-bed methane deal

Zimbabwe’s government plans to sign a $700 million deal with an investor that will develop a coal-bed methane site, Mines Minister Winston Chitando said.The accord comes as new President Emmerson Mn...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 May 2018

MINING & RETAIL

Hwange sets sights on exploiting methane

Coal miner, Hwange Colliery Company (HCC) on Sunday said it is looking for partners with the financial capacity to exploit untapped coal bed methane gas. HCC holds a 4 200 hectare coal bed methane con...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 February 2018

MINING & RETAIL

Firm seeks $700m for coal-bed methane production

One of the three firms granted a coal-bed methane concession by Government in Lupane, Matabeleland North Province, Discovery Investments, has said it required about $700 million to start commercial ga...

By Staff reporter | Published: 24 January 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Sable's ethane project moving at a snail's pace

Sable Chemicals' coal bed methane project is moving at a snail's pace as the company still awaits the mineral exploration for the Lupane deposits.Sable Chemicals chief executive, Mr Bothwell Nyajeka, ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 October 2017
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