Premogovnik Velenje

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Premogovnik Velenje is a publicly owned company which owns and operates the operates the the underground Velenje mine near Velenje in Slovenia.[1]


The "major part" of the approximately 4 million tonnes of lignite and brown coal produced a year is supplied to the nearby Sostanj Power Station.[2] Eurocoal, a European coal industry lobby group, states on its website that the mine boasts "one of the thickest known coal layers in the world (up to 165 metres). The company’s long-term strategy is to operate the mine until 2054, as it is likely to remain Slovenia’s only exploitable energy resource for the next 50 years."[2]

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  1. "European Mineral Statistics: 2006-2010," British Geological Survey, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Slovenia", Eurocoal website, accessed October 2012.

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