Altona Energy said it had asked a group representing Australian traditional land owners to undertake a survey of a planned drilling area for its coal-to-liquids project in South Australia state.

The Antakiringa Matu-Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal Corporation would check the area to ensure that no damage, disturbance or interference would occur to any Aboriginal site, object or remains.

The AMYAC representative had advised the company that the clearance should occur in early August, Altona Energy said.

At 2:33pm: (LON:ANR) Altona Energy PLC share price was -0.03p at 0.29p