M-I SWACO lodges planning application for UK barite mine

By Kasia Patel
Published: Monday, 16 November 2015

The company’s latest planning application to the local council follows years of environmental studies and public consultation to address the concerns which previously led to the rejects of M-I SWACO’s 1996 application. With the potential for 120,000 tpa barite production, the company hopes to enable to the UK to become self-sufficient in its barite requirements.

UK oilfield services company M-I SWACO has lodged a planning application with the local council in Duntalich, north of Aberfeldy in Scotland, for the development of its barytes (barite) mine.

The application was submitted to Perth & Kinross Council and is the company’s second attempt to gain project approval, as...

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