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Linc Energy says dispute with Queensland 'not material'

Published on Apr 17, 2014 8:51 AM

SINGAPORE - Oil and gas production company Linc Energy has responded to allegations by Australia's Queensland government that the firm's underground coal gasification (UCG) plant near Chinchilla has caused serious environmental harm.

Singapore-listed Linc said on Thursday it is "firmly of the view that it has not caused environmental harm and will defend the allegations".

It added that it considers the charges "not material to the operations and finances of the company".

Queensland's government said earlier this week that the state's environment watchdog had filed charges against Linc on the grounds of environmental damage from the UCG plant.

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