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Alrosa switches to cheaper fuel sources to cut operating expenses

The conversion of boiler houses and power plants to alternative fuels is expected to reduce the operating expenses of Russian miner Alrosa by about 5.3-billion roubles over the next ten years. In an update on Monday, Alrosa said that it would build a gas boiler-house in Almazny settlement in the Mirny district of Yakutia and that it would modify the diesel power plant of Nyurba Mining and Processing Division to run on cheaper oil.

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