BHP requests permit in Chile for trolley system at Escondida mine

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Australian mining company BHP requested a permit to build a $250 million electric trolley system at its Escondida copper mine from Chile's environmental regulator, the firm said on Wednesday.

The planned project includes the installation of a trolley system to assist the transit of mining trucks in areas with high fuel consumption, according to a company statement.

"This project will allow us to reduce fuel consumption from our extraction trucks, and as a result move towards our net zero greenhouse gas emissions goal in our operations by 2050," said BHP Escondida's chief Alejandro Tapia.

(Reporting by Fabian Cambero; Writing by Kylie Madry and Stéphanie Hamel; Editing by David Alire Garcia)

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Matthew Earle is the Founder of MiningFeeds. In 2005, Matt founded MiningNerds.com to provide data and information to the mining investment community. This site was merged with Highgrade Review to form MiningFeeds. Matt has a B.Sc. degree with a minor in geology from the University of Toronto.

By Matt Earle

Matthew Earle is the Founder of MiningFeeds. In 2005, Matt founded MiningNerds.com to provide data and information to the mining investment community. This site was merged with Highgrade Review to form MiningFeeds. Matt has a B.Sc. degree with a minor in geology from the University of Toronto.

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