Indonesia’s Coal Reserves Rise

Indonesia’s coal reserves have increased slightly as of the end of 2019, meaning that if annual production remains at around current levels the reserves will last until 2090, the country’s energy ministry said.

Total coal reserves in the country as of the end of 2019 stood at 37.56bn t, up slightly from 37.34bn t at the end of 2018, the ministry said. Total reserves of low-calorific value (CV) coal stood at 14.4bn t at the end of last year, while reserves of mid-CV coal were at 20.3bn t. But reserves of high-CV coal stood at just 2.72bn t.

Coal reserves refer to coal that is currently extractable with current mining infrastructure, as opposed to coal resources, which refer to coal in areas that have yet to be developed…


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