However, LG issued a statement yesterday saying, "The LoI concluded by and between LG International Corp and Adani Mining Private Ltd was non binding and is invalid as of July 21, 2015 in accordance with the expiration of the LOI".
The withdrawal of LG leaves just Korean group Posco as the only other external buyer, with a prospective 5 million tonne demand. More than half the production is earmarked for the Indian upstream company Adani Power.
"We have a role to play in transitioning to a low carbon economy, we also believe we have the responsibility to fund projects that will secure Australia's energy needs now and into the future and coal has an important role to play in this," he added.
"NAB has indicated to Adani that the characterization of its responses that 'you have related to Adani do not reflect the bank's position'," he said adding, "We again note that Adani has not sought funding from the NAB".
This latest setback to Adani's plan to build the world's largest thermal coal mine follows announcement by Commonwealth Bank of Australia last month that it was no longer financial advisor to Adani.
Adani's Carmichael project has been stuck in the approvals process for the past five years. It suffered a huge, unexpected blow last month when its federal environmental approval was set aside by the Federal Court.


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