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May 22, 2013

India copper smelter closures put cable makers in tight spot

NEW DELHI, May 22 (Reuters) – India’s cable makers face a
severe shortage of copper and potential manufacturing delays
after the closure of the country’s two biggest copper smelters,
which has pushed up prices and led to a spike in imports.

India’s biggest smelter, owned by Sterlite Industries
, was shut on March 30 after local residents complained
of emissions that led to breathing difficulties, forcing top
copper users to rely on rival Hindalco Industries for
almost all their copper needs.

May 16, 2013

Vedanta sends Dubai copper to Sterlite customers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Vedanta Resources Plc(VED.L: Quote, Profile, Research) is exporting 4,000 tonnes of refined copper a month from Dubai to customers of Sterlite Industries, whose smelter will stay shut until at least May 22 when a court resumes hearing a case over its closure.

The plant, run by Vedanta unit Sterlite Industries(STRL.NS: Quote, Profile, Research), meets half of India’s copper demand. The closure of the facility, which produces 30,000 tonnes of refined copper a month and exports nearly half of that to China, has tightened supply and driven up prices.

May 16, 2013

Vedanta sends Dubai copper to India after Sterlite closure

NEW DELHI, May 16 (Reuters) – Vedanta Resources Plc
is exporting 4,000 tonnes of refined copper a month from Dubai
to customers of India’s Sterlite Industries, whose smelter will
stay shut until at least May 22 when a court resumes hearing a
case over its closure.

The plant, run by Vedanta unit Sterlite Industries
, meets half of India’s copper demand. The closure of
the facility, which produces 30,000 tonnes of refined copper a
month and exports nearly half of that to China, has tightened
supply and driven up prices.

May 14, 2013

Sterlite copper smelter stays shut, court case continues

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s largest copper smelter will remain shut until at least May 16, when a court hearing will resume into complaints of emissions from the plant.

The facility meets half of India’s demand for the metal, and a near seven-week closure at the plant has tightened supply of refined copper and driven up prices to industry. The plant produces 30,000 tonnes of refined copper a month and nearly half of the output goes to China.

May 14, 2013

India’s top copper smelter stays shut, court case continues

NEW DELHI, May 14 (Reuters) – India’s largest copper smelter
will remain shut until at least May 16, when a court hearing
will resume into complaints of emissions from the plant.

The facility meets half of India’s demand for the metal, and
a near seven-week closure at the plant has tightened supply of
refined copper and driven up prices to industry. The plant
produces 30,000 tonnes of refined copper a month and nearly half
of the output goes to China.

May 13, 2013

Interview: Goa sees iron ore mining resuming by December

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Goa expects court approval to resume by year-end the production and export of iron ore from mines with a capacity of about 40 million tonnes as it has taken steps to rectify problems that led to a mining ban eight months ago, a state bureaucrat said.

Allowing Goa, India’s No.1 iron ore exporting state, to resume overseas shipments, will boost available supplies to top market China and further pressure spot prices already reeling from the mainland’s slower steel demand growth.

May 13, 2013

Top India iron ore exporting state sees mining resuming by December

NEW DELHI, May 13 (Reuters) – India’s Goa state expects
court approval to resume by year-end the production and export
of iron ore from mines with a capacity of about 40 million
tonnes as it has taken steps to rectify problems that led to a
mining ban eight months ago, a state bureaucrat said.

Allowing Goa, the country’s No.1 iron ore exporting state,
to resume overseas shipments, will boost available supplies to
top market China and further pressure spot prices already
reeling from the mainland’s slower steel demand growth.

May 10, 2013

Sterlite copper smelter’s emissions within limits – test report

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Sulphur dioxide emissions from India’s top copper smelter were within limits during an inspection by a court panel, according to a report seen by Reuters, which could help lead to a ruling in favour of reopening the plant.

The Sterlite Industries’ (STRL.NS: Quote, Profile, Research) plant, which produces 30,000 tonnes of refined copper a month – or more than half of India’s total production, was shut on March 30 after complaints about emissions. The shutdown is squeezing local supplies of refined copper and boosting prices in India.

May 10, 2013

Top Indian copper smelter’s emissions within limits -test report

NEW DELHI, May 10 (Reuters) – Sulphur dioxide emissions from
India’s top copper smelter were within limits during an
inspection by a court panel, according to a report seen by
Reuters, which could help lead to a ruling in favour of
reopening the plant.

The Sterlite Industries’ plant, which produces
30,000 tonnes of refined copper a month – or more than half of
India’s total production, was shut on March 30 after complaints
about emissions. The shutdown is squeezing local supplies of
refined copper and boosting prices in India.

May 10, 2013

POSCO moves closer to iron ore access for $12 billion India steel plant

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – POSCO’s (005490.KS: Quote, Profile, Research) planned $12 billion (8 billion pounds) steel project in India moved a step forward on Friday after a court handed a decision on a mining licence to the federal government, raising the South Korean firm’s chances of getting preferential access to iron ore.

The world’s fourth-largest steel producer has waited eight years to get necessary clearances, land and an iron ore mining licence to start work on the project, billed as India’s largest foreign direct investment.

    • About Krishna

      "I have been covering India's metals and mining industries from New Delhi since April Fool’s Day, 2013. Before that I led two teams of reporters covering small-and-medium-sized U.S./Canada-listed energy and resources companies. I have closely followed the solar and shipping industries and love to write on cricket whenever I can."
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      August, 2009
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