How much of the world’s coal is located in Africa?
South Africa holds 35,053 million tons (MMst) of proven coal reserves as of 2016, ranking 8th in the world and accounting for about 3% of the world’s total coal reserves of 1,139,471 million tons (MMst).
Which country in Africa is the largest producer of coal?
South Africa remains one of the top ten coal producers in the world and the first in Africa, responsible for about three percent of the world coal usage. The country also has the world’s ninth largest proven reserves of coal at 30.2 billion tons.
Which country is rich in coal in Africa?
Niger and Nigeria are the only countries in sub-Saharan Africa in which coal is presently being mined as a fuel source for powerplants and domestic use. Peat occurs in the deltas, lower river, and interdunal basin areas of Senegal, Mauritania, and Sudan.
Which country is rich in coal?
Coal Reserves by Country
How many years of coal is left?
Based on U.S. coal production in 2019, of about 0.706 billion short tons, the recoverable coal reserves would last about 357 years, and recoverable reserves at producing mines would last about 20 years.
How much money does South Africa spend on coal?
Around 15% of the country’s GDP (2000 estimate) is spent on energy and 77% of that is derived from coal.
Where coal is found in South Africa?
South Africa’s coal resources are contained in the Ecca deposits, a stratum of the Karoo Supergroup. There are 19 coalfields in the country and they are largely located in the north- eastern quarter of the country, i.e. Mpumalanga, Limpopo and extend to KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State.
Which country has the best coal?
1. United States – 249 billion tonnes. The US has by far the biggest proven coal reserves in the world, totalling more than 249 billion tonnes in 2019 – a 23% share of the global total.
Who is the biggest exporter of coal?
Searchable List of All Coal Exporting Countries in 2020