Norway’s last coal mine extends life to feed European industry
Monday, September 5th, 2022
Mine 7 will continue production of bituminous coal, used primarily in the steel industry, until July 2025, the government said on Friday. The mine, which was due to close in 2023, delivers about 80 000 metric tons of coal to the metallurgical and chemical industry in Europe.
“There is war and great uncertainty about access to critical raw materials,” Trade and Industry Minister Jan Christian Vestre said. “This also applies to steel production in Europe, on which we are completely dependent.”