BARRANQUILLA, Colombia, October 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Metallurgical Coal prices continue to surge, up over 300% this year to over $ 230/tonne
New Colombia Resources, Inc. (OTC: NEWC) ("New Colombia or the 'Company"), a Colombian resource company listed in the U.S. with premium metallurgical coal mining titles and medical marijuana subsidiaries is pleased to report on the status of a project to build a thermal coal power plant in Guaduas, Colombia. Company subsidiary, Compañía Minera San Jose Ltda. entered into negotiations earlier this year with a foreign entity to build a 300 Megawatt thermal coal power plant near their estimated vast coal reserves. This entity has secured a Letter of Intent for US$ 200 Million from a major construction company in China to join a consortium to finance the development of the coal operations to feed this new plant and construction of the power plant.
New Colombia Resources' Director, Erasmo Almanza, received a report from the consortium partner on the status of negotiations of the installation of the thermal coal power plant in Guaduas. The report states there have been meetings with the financing team seeking the best financing option for the project and have modified the volume of power generation to optimize material inventory with time. A decision was made to program a meeting with Mr. Almanza after these adjustments are finalized to protocolize the negotiations and establish the new power company.
Guaduas is located 110 Km northeast of the capital of Bogota with an estimated 10 Million people. Colombia's energy generation is dominated by hydro-electric which causes concerns during droughts and a weather phenomenon.
The Company's coal reserves are estimated to be 70% metallurgical and 30% thermal, for a comprehensive estimate of probable reserves on their first concession contract ILE-09551 visit http://www.newcolombiaresources.com/assesment.php
The concession contract to be developed by the consortium is in close proximity to Concession Contract ILE-09551 and expected to have a similar 70/30 ratio of coking coal to thermal coal.
The Company feels this is a major development creating a local market for their thermal coal while developing metallurgical coking coal that has more than tripled in price this year to over $ 230/tonne. Additionally, the Company has met with a multi-billion-dollar Asian conglomerate interested in their premium metallurgical coal.
Goldman Sachs issued a report stating their projection that coking coal prices will remain high. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-23/goldman-says-higher-coking-coal-prices-are-here-to-stay
Shares in big board metallurgical coal producers like BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), Consol Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX), and Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLP) have seen significant price increases in the past few weeks.
Additionally, Company attorney is drafting an SEC Form 8K to address the elimination of debt that was recently being converted into free trading shares.
New Colombia Resources' Blue Gem coal is only found on the KY-TN border and central Colombia and is used to produce specialty metals such as Silicone to make solar panels, electric car batteries, and many more next generation products. New Colombia Resources has concession contracts and applications totaling 5000 HA of high quality metallurgical coal that will always be needed to produce steel and other specialty metallurgy products. Blue Gem coal miners in Kentucky are shutting down operations due to over-regulation creating a supply void the Company intends to fill.
New Colombia Resource also has a joint venture manufacturing medical marijuana products and is in the process of creating sustainable hemp industries in Colombia. To view or purchase Sannabis products visit http://www.sannabis.co. Follow Sannabis on Facebook for photos and testimonials at https://www.facebook.com/sannabis.cannamedicinal
New Colombia Resources, Inc.
New Colombia Resources, Inc. is focused on the acquisition and development of high-quality metallurgical coal properties and other available resources in the Republic of Colombia. They expect to have several revenue producing businesses including; metallurgical coal mining and rock quarry aggregates for domestic Colombian highway and railroad building projects. The Company owns 100% of La Tabaquera metallurgical coal mine in Colombia with an estimated 15- 17 million tonnes of reserves. They have another pending acquisition for 390 ha and a solicitation contract for 184 ha metallurgical coal concession. New Colombia Resources also holds a significant position in Sannabis SAS which legally produces medical marijuana products in the Republic of Colombia, visit http://www.sannabis.co. For more information on the Company visit http://www.newcolombiaresources.com.
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