OECD critical of SA plan to limit coal exports, keep prices below export-parity levels

Engineering News 6 March 2013.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has described as “misplaced” the South African government’s fear that higher international coal prices will result in additional exports and leave Eskom unable to secure sufficient coal to maintain electricity production.

The threat, along with increased exports of Eskom-grade coal to India, has already led both the State-owned utility Eskom and government to suggest earmarking the coal sector as a “strategic” industry…

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