Sappi, SAB look elsewhere

Sappi and South African Breweries said yesterday they were seeking other means of powering their factories in the face of persistent problems with supplies from the country's main coal producers. The companies are eyeing both smaller coal firms and producers of other fuels in order to reduce their dependence on suppliers such as Anglo Coal, Exxaro and Xstrata, the Coaltrans conference for coal producers and traders heard. - Reuters

Sappi and South African Breweries said yesterday they were seeking other means of powering their factories in the face of persistent problems with supplies from the country's main coal producers. The companies are eyeing both smaller coal firms and producers of other fuels in order to reduce their dependence on suppliers such as Anglo Coal, Exxaro and Xstrata, the Coaltrans conference for coal producers and traders heard. - Reuters

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