Pike River Coal

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Pike River Coal was the company which developed the Pike River mine. On November 19 2010 an underground explosion ripped through the mine and killed 29 workers. After attempts to recover the bodies failed, the mine was sealed. Pike River Coal collapsed and the company went into receivership. In March 2012 the receivers announced that they had sold Pike River Coal's assets to Solid Energy, subject to the completion of due diligence.[1]



Accessed November 2010: [2]


Pike River Coal is owned by NZ Oil and Gas Ltd (29.4%) and Gujarat NRE (7.1%) and Saurashtra Fuels 5.5% and a number of other minor shareholders.[3]

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  1. Alan Wood, "Pike sale 'exciting' news", Business Day, March 9, 2012.
  2. Directors, Pike River Coal, accessed November 21, 2010.
  3. "Top 10 Shareholders", Pike River Coal website, accessed November 2010.