Lignite - concessions

 Lignite deposits are the property of the State Treasury. A concession which is the special permit awarded by the Minister of the Environment, is required in order to able to prospect, explore and produce lignite.

Concessions are granted for a definite time of minimum 3 and maximum 50 years.

The concession specifies:

  • the type of and approach to delivery of exploration or production operations;
  • space within which the operations are to be delivered;
  • the term of the concession;
  • operation commencement date;
  • optionally - other (e.g. safety and environmental) requirements.

As of 30 June 2016, there were two lignite prospection and exploration concessions and 12 lignite production concessions active in Poland.

wegiel brunatny koncesje mapa

wegiel brunatny koncesje wykaz