Indonesian ministry recommends 1.1m tonnes Freeport Grasberg copper conc export permit

Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has recommended that PT Freeport be given a year-long permit to export over 1.1 million tonnes of copper concentrates from the country, it said in a statement released at 17:55pm Jakarta time on Friday February 17.

The permit recommended by the ministry would allow PT-Freeport (PT-FI), a subsidiary of commodities conglomerate Freeport-McMoRan, to export tonnage it has stockpiled at Grasberg. The mine suspended production after its concentrates barn was filled last Friday. “The export volume amounted to 1,113,105 wet metric tonnes (wmt) of copper concentrates given to PT-FI ... granting of licences valid from February 17, 2017...


Archie Hunter

February 17, 2017

15:40 GMT