Leigh Creek Energy (ASX:LCK) - Managing Director, Phil Staveley (left)
Managing Director, Phil Staveley (left)
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  • Leigh Creek Energy (LCK) enters memorandum of understanding to exclusively negotiate the acquisition of the Mulpun ISG project in Chile from Antofagasta Minerals SA
  • The company says finalising the acquisition of the project is dependent upon completion of due diligence and final negotiations, which are expected in April 2022
  • The project has all approvals, over three years of planning, feasibility study, front end design and early site works completed
  • On completion of the deal, Leigh Creek says it plans to quickly move to first gas production in the December quarter, and first commercial production in 2023
  • LCK shares are steady at 15 cents

Leigh Creek Energy (LCK) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to exclusively negotiate the acquisition of the Mulpun ISG, or in-situ gasification, project in Chile from Antofagasta Minerals SA.

The Mulpun project includes freehold title to the land, approvals, assets and property currently held by Antofagasta.

Leigh Creek said finalising the acquisition of the project was subject to completing due diligence and negotiating final terms, with the latter targeted for April 2022.

The company said the project has all approvals in place, over three years of planning, a feasibility study, front end design and early site works completed.

Initial drilling and hydrological results provided by Antofagasta as well as other previous work pointed to the project’s suitability for in-situ gasification, according to Leigh Creek.

Leigh Creek said the estimated recoverable gas for Mulpun of 1,100 petajoules represented an effective doubling of its existing 1,153 PJ of company reserves.

On completion of the transaction, the company said it intends quickly moving to first gas production from Mulpun in the December quarter this year, and first commercial production in 2023.

LCK shares were steady at 15 cents at 11.19 am AEDT.

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