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Jabiru secures alternative gas supply

04/07/2008 - 11:16

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West Perth-based Jabiru Metals Ltd has secured alternative gas supplies to power its Jaguar zinc-copper mine near Leonora up to the end of September.

Jabiru secures alternative gas supply

West Perth-based Jabiru Metals Ltd has secured alternative gas supplies to power its Jaguar zinc-copper mine near Leonora up to the end of September.

The miner said today that it had been able to revert to 100 per cent gas power generation through alternative arrangements, with the agreement with an unknown gas supplier starting from July 1.

During the June month, around 80 per cent of normal gas supply was received at Jaguar following the pipeline rupture and fire at Apache Energy Ltd's Varanus Island gas facility on June 3.

Since that incident, Jabiru had used both gas and diesel to power the mine from June 7 when limited gas supply was reinstated.

Managing director Gary Comb was not available for comment at time of publishing.

Last month Apache said it anticipated that partial production of gas would start mid-August, while full production was expected in December.

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