Increased coal mining in India, China and US after major drop in 2016

Increased coal mining in India, China and US after major drop in 2016

The world’s biggest coal users – China, the United States and India have boosted coal mining in 2017. Mining data reviewed by The Associated Press show that production is up by at least 121 million tons or 6 percent for the three countries compared to the same period last year. According to experts, the reasons for this year’s turnaround include policy shifts in China, changes in U.S. energy markets and India’s continued push to provide electricity to more of its poor.

A view of an open-cast coal mine at Jharkhand, India. The U.S., China and India combined produce about two-thirds of the coal mined worldwide and the latter two nations also import coal to meet demand. Read More…

 

 

 

Credit By: The Hindustan Times

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