Extractive Industries

Mine, energy sector air snags

The far too frequent inspections of mining sites by the different sets of authorities and exceedingly high costs of the equipment required to supply electricity to mining- and energy-related businesses remain a couple of the predominant issues hobbling the sector. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mine-energy-sector-air-snags

Ministry denies abuse claims by ‘stolen’ tanker’s owners

The government has denied allegations of human rights violations against the crew of a tanker which left Cambodian waters with a cargo of oil. It said the vessel’s master had already been jailed by Indonesian authorities and it wanted the crew extradited to face charges ...

Michael Firn
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50945151/ministry-denies-abuse-claims-by-stolen-tankers-owners-2/

Cambodia claims entire ownership of stolen crude oil loaded on MT Strovolos

Ministry of Mines and Energy has claimed that the stolen $21 million crude oil on MT Strovolos legally belongs to Cambodia, denying the news and declarations of owners and managers of the vessel. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50945269/cambodia-claims-entire-ownership-of-stolen-crude-oil-loaded-on-mt-strovolos/

Ministry sets the record straight on MT Strovolos and her crew

THE “theft and/or misappropriation” of some 295,000 barrels of crude oil belonging to Cambodia by the owners, managers and crew of a tanker – detained by Indonesian authorities in July – and their accomplices “constitute criminal acts pursuant to the relevant Cambodian laws”. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-sets-record-straight-mt-strovolos-and-her-crew

Okvau produces 522kg of gold ore: official

The Okvau Gold Project in southwestern Mondulkiri province’s Keo Seima district has produced 522kg of gold ore as of September 23 since the first gold pour in June, according to Ministry of Mines and Energy director-general for Mineral Resources Ung Dipola. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/okvau-produces-522kg-gold-ore-official

Renaissance Minerals (Cambodia) acquires metal mining license in Memot district

Renaissance Minerals (Cambodia) Limited, based in Australia, has obtained a search and explore license of 107.10 square kilometers of metal mining in Memot district, Tbong Khmum province. According to a senior official of the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.postkhmer.com/business/2021-09-16-1136-223687.html

Kuoy families in Preah Vihear worry over land issue

More than 250 indigenous Kuoy families in Preah Vihear province have refused to accept compensation from a gold mining company that has offered them just $500 per hectare of land. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50929763/kuoy-families-in-preah-vihear-worry-over-land-issue/

Energy Ministry demands return of ‘stolen’ Cambodian oil

The Cambodian government says it is taking legal action against the owners or charterers and the managers of a tanker containing 300,000 barrels of oil, which it says belong to the Kingdom. ...

Michael Firn
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50928950/energy-ministry-demands-return-of-stolen-cambodian-oil/

Indonesian navy seizes tanker wanted in Cambodia oil heist

Indonesia’s navy on August 25 said it has seized a tanker and its crew who were wanted on charges of stealing nearly 300,000 barrels of crude oil from Cambodia’s reserves. ...

AFP
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/indonesian-navy-seizes-tanker-wanted-cambodia-oil-heist

Cambodia sends first gold ore shipment abroad for purification

Renaissance Minerals Cambodia Limited has begun shipping gold ore from its industrial gold mine exploration in the Okvau region of Keo Seima district in Mondulkiri province abroad for additional refining. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50918936/cambodia-sends-first-gold-ore-shipment-abroad-for-purification/

Disused stone quarry shut due to residual chemicals

Bati district authorities in Takeo province have called on the public to avoid visiting a stone quarry on Chambab Mountain in Tnort commune as the pit is contaminated with chemical residue from trinitrotoluene (TNT) used to break up rocks. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/disused-stone-quarry-shut-due-residual-chemicals

Kingdom produces 137kg of gold dore bars

Australian miner Renaissance Minerals (Cambodia) Ltd has produced 137kg dore bars with 90 per cent gold solution, in just over a month since it kicked off commercial operations of its flagship gold mine in northeastern Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen on ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-produces-137kg-gold-dore-bars

Focus shifts to onshore oil and gold mining as offshore exploration stumbles

The Kingdom has a golden future in spite of the crude reality that there may be no more oil extracted from its waters in the near term, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen.​ ...

Michael Firn
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50907152/focus-shifts-to-onshore-oil-and-gold-mining-as-offshore-exploration-stumbles/

US orders seizure of illegal oil tanker bound for North Korea that was detained by Cambodia

The United States Department of Justice has ordered the confiscation of a Singaporean oil tanker that it alleges was used for illegal oil shipments to North Korea, which is currently being held in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50905550/us-orders-seizure-of-illegal-oil-tanker-bound-for-north-korea-that-was-detained-by-cambodia/

Six people arrested for operating illegal marble mining

Stung Treng authorities have cracked down on illegal marble mining and arrested six people in Thala Boriwat district. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50900965/six-people-arrested-for-operating-illegal-marble-mining/

First commercial gold mine online

Australian miner Renaissance Minerals (Cambodia) Ltd on June 21 began the commercial operation of its $120 million Okvau Gold Project in the northeastern province of Mondulkiri, becoming the Kingdom’s first gold producer. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/first-commercial-gold-mine-online

Kingdom’s oil dreams live on even after driller files for liquidation

KrisEnergy Ltd, the operator of the Apsara oil field development offshore Cambodia, has confirmed that all operations of its subsidiary in Cambodia, KrisEnergy (Cambodia) Ltd, will continue as normal, despite its parent company filing for liquidation on June 4, according to a senior official of ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdoms-oil-dreams-live-even-after-driller-files-liquidation

Kingdom gets over $21M in fees, royalties from mining sector

Cambodia generated more than $21 million in non-fiscal revenue from the mining sector in 2020, up slightly from the previous year. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-gets-over-21m-fees-royalties-mining-sector

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