Extractive Industries

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

First crude oil shipment due this month

Singapore-based KrisEnergy will make its first shipment of crude oil to international markets this month with a batch of up to 300,000 barrels, according to Cheap Sour, director-general of Petroleum at the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50859589/first-crude-oil-shipment-due-this-month/

Mineral exploration firm to work with ethnic minorities

Canada-based Angkor Resources Corp – formerly Angkor Gold Corp – has entered into a “ground-breaking” collaborative engagement with Ratanakkiri province’s Jarai minority ethnic communities on the Andong Meas licence. “The agreement covers exploration through mining and also includes reclamation,” Angkor said in a May 4 press ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mineral-exploration-firm-work-ethnic-minorities

KNPG Investment gets Koh Kong sand-mining licence

KNPG Investment Co Ltd obtained a licence to mine silica sand in Koh Kong province’s southwest, at a site previously operated by Sibelco (Cambodia) Co Ltd. Deputy provincial governor Ouk Pheaktra led a virtual meeting on May 13 to discuss with company representatives the results ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/knpg-investment-gets-koh-kong-sand-mining-licence

របាយការណ៍​របស់​ NSAI៖​ ឱកាស​តិចតួច​បំផុត​ដែល​ការ​ផលិត​ប្រេង​ឆៅ​អប្សរា​នឹង​ប្រសើរ​ឡើង​

​ក្រុមប្រឹក្សា​ និង​ពិគ្រោះ​យោបល់​ភាគី​ទី​បី​ NSAI​ ដែល​បាន​ជួល​ឱ្យធ្វើ​ការ​វិភាគ​អណ្តូងប្រេង​អប្សរា​បាន​បង្ហាញ​ថា​ អណ្តូងប្រេង​ចំនួន​ ៥​ របស់​ក្រុមហ៊ុន​ KrisEnergy​ នៅ​ឯ​ឆ្នេរសមុទ្រ​ក្រុងព្រះសីហនុ​មានឱកាស​តិចតួច​ក្នុង​ការ​ផលិត​ប្រេង​។​  ...

Brian Badzmierowski
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50847572/nsai-report-little-to-zero-chance-of-apsara-crude-production-will-improve/

Government ‘calm’ as KrisEnergy stumbles

As KrisEenergy struggles to stay afloat, reports of investor “vultures” targeting purchasing the company’s assets have appeared, while the local government remains cautiously optimistic about the conundrum, noting that operations in the Khmer Basin are still “running smoothly”. ...

Husain Haider
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50845534/government-calm-as-krisenergy-stumbles/

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