Theunissen coal project

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The Theunissen coal field is currently being explored for Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) by Africary.[1]


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The Theunissen coal project was listed as a possible South African coal project in BHP Billiton's 2009 Annual Report. The company listed it as a possible underground mine producing thermal coal. It listed it as having a total resource of 933 million tonnes.[2] In 2011, BHP announced it was selling off Theunissen prospecting rights[3] and had completed divestment of Theunissen in January 2013.[4]

BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa is BHP Billiton's wholly owned subsidiary which develops coal projects in South Africa.

African Carbon Energy introduced the Theunissen Underground Coal Gasification project at a Public Participation Meeting[5] in March 2014 and provided an update to Global Syngas in October 2017.[6]

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  • Owner: Africary (Africary Holdings (Pty) Ltd)
  • Parent company: African Carbon Energy
  • Location: Free State province
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