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The US Trade and Development Agency signed a grant on 25 June supporting a feasibility study for the development of a coalbed methane resource in the Waterberg coalfield in Limpopo Province. The grant was made to Anglo Operations (Proprietary) Limited (Anglo American Coal South Africa), which selected Arlington-based Advanced Resources International to conduct the study. Anglo American said the project would help it reduce its carbon emissions targets, stimulate the domestic gas sector and benefit local industry.