Papua New Guinea’s Mineral Resource Authority orders closure of Ramu Nickel processing plant

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Papua New Guinea’s Mineral Resource Authority has ordered the indefinite closure of Ramu Nickel processing plant operations after it failed to comply with 16 remedial measures issued following a slurry spill into Basamuk Bay on August 24.

Mining in Papua New Guinea: a sector profile

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A profile of the mining sector in Papua New Guinea, including mining companies, licenses and leases and tax incentives.

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The Marape Manifesto: Prime Minister announces bold new course for Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister, James Marape, has issued The Marape Manifesto, a blueprint outlining his priorities in government. It flags some big changes, especially in the resource sector. David James explores.

MRA executive calls for better protection of mining tenements in Papua New Guinea

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The next decade could be a ‘golden’ one for the mining sector, believes Roger Gunson, Executive Manager, Regulatory Operations at the Mineral Resources Authority. But he has called for changes to Papua New Guinea’s government policy to better protect mining tenements.

Increasing global battery demand will drive higher nickel & cobalt prices, predicts Highlands Pacific MD

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As demand for electric cars gather pace, Papua New Guinea’s Ramu mine is perfectly placed to be a big provider of the nickel and cobalt, both essential ingredients for these hi-tech batteries. Craig Lennon, Managing Director of Highlands Pacific told the Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference in Sydney that both commodities are hot.

Highlands Pacific shifts strategy to focus on controlling projects in Papua New Guinea

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Highlands Pacific is expanding its focus from large projects and exploration, to controlling interests in smaller projects offering near term returns. Highlands Pacific Managing Director, Craig Lennon, tells Business Advantage PNG it is a response to market changes.