Guizhou province in southwestern China had 258 legally operating coal mines with total approved capacity of 137.72 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) as of June 30, according to an announcement from Guizhou provincial energy bureau on July 7.
Specifically, 104 legally operating coal mines were located in Bijie city with approved capacity of 50.12Mtpa, 80 mines or 58.05 Mtpa in Liupanshui city, 30 mines or 12.45Mtpa in Southwest Guizhou prefecture, 25 mines or 9.75 Mtpa in Zunyi city, 12 mines or 4.65 Mtpa in Anshun city, 5 mines or 2.1 Mtpa in South Guizhou prefecture and 2 mines or 0.60 Mtpa in Guiyang city.
Another announcement showed a total of 913 coal mines will be under supervision of coal mine authorities in Guizhou in the third quarter.
These consist of 257 normally operating coal mines with a total capacity of 134 Mtpa, 97 coal mines under normal construction with a total capacity of 50.1 Mtpa, 61 announcement-cancelled coal mines with a total capacity of 11.82 Mtpa, 497 production or construction-suspended coal mines with a total capacity of 175.59 Mtpa.
Pingqiao mine operates normally, yet the new mine is earmarked to suspend construction or operation, with a capacity of 0.45Mtpa.
(Writing by Shengnan Liu Editing by Jessie Jia)
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