China has 52 10-Mtpa-level coal mines in operation

sxcoal.com General,  Resource 2020-07-10 11:48:14

China has 52 10-Mtpa-level coal mines with the total approved production capacity of 821 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) as of now, accounting for 1/5 of the total capacity of operating coal mines in China, according to statistics of China National Coal Association.


The 52 mines are distributed in seven provinces (autonomous regions) and 14 cities.


In particular, 21 mines or 391 Mtpa are located in Inner Mongolia, 15 mines or 210 Mtpa in Shaanxi, eight mines or 133 Mtpa in Shanxi province, three mines or 30 Mtpa in Xinjiang, two mines or 24 Mtpa in Ningxia, two mines or 23.3 Mtpa in Anhui and one mine or 10 Mtpa in Yunnan province.


Of these mines, 15 mines or 210 Mtpa are located in Yulin city of Shaanxi province, 11 mines or 206 Mtpa in Ordos of Inner Mongolia and six mines or 92 Mtpa in Shuozhou city of Shanxi province.


Specifically, 33 mines are underground mines with a total capacity of 467 Mtpa, and the remaining 19 are open-pit mines with a total capacity of 354 Mtpa.


Among them, three coal mines' production capacity exceeds 30 Mtpa each and all of the three are open-pit mines. They are Shenhua Jungar Energy Haerwusu open-pit mine (35Mtpa), Shenhua Baorixile open-pit mine (35Mtpa) and Shenhua Jungar Energy Heidaigou open-pit mine (34Mtpa).


Nine mines' production capacity is 20-30Mtpa each, including three underground mines. They are Shenhua Bulianta mine (28Mtpa), Datong Coal Datang Tashan mine (25Mtpa), Shenhua Buertai mine (20Mtpa).


In terms of the ownership, 36 coal mines are owned by central enterprises, 13 by provincial and local state-owned enterprises and 3 by private companies.


Among 36 coal mines owned by central enterprises, 19 mines are owned by CHN Energy, six by China Coal and five by State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC).


Among 13 coal mines owned by provincial state-owned enterprises, five mines are owned by Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry, three by Datong Coal, two by Yankuang and one by Huaihe Energy Group.


(Writing by Shengnan Liu  Editing by Jessie Jia)
For any questions, please contact us by inquiry@fwenergy.com or +86-351-7219322.

Share this article
Connect with us

Editor's Pick

1 Chinese buyers hesitant to book Indonesian coal as domestic prices gain steam 2021-03-05

Chinese buyers are still hesitant to make bookings of Indonesian thermal coal, despite recent rebound of Chinese domestic coal prices, which may lead to a rise in the seaborne market, as shipping cost

2 China's met coke prices set to decline for 3rd round 2021-03-05

China's metallurgical coke prices remained under pressure from a slight oversupply, as steel mills turned to cautious purchases amid production cuts and sufficient coke inventories. Tangs

3 Weekly China coal market news summary (Mar 1-Mar 5) 2021-03-05

Daqin Feb coal shipments soar 45.3% YoY China's coal dedicated Daqin rail line, which connects coal hub Shanxi and transfer port of Qinhuangdao, shipped 34.45 million tonnes...

4 Weekly global coal market news summary (Mar 1-Mar 5) 2021-03-05

Mongolian coking coal inflows to China likely to increase via Erlian and Mandula China is likely to import more Mongolian coking coal through Erllianhot and Mandula border crossings in the fou

5 China to reduce energy use per unit of GDP by 3% in 2021: govt report 2021-03-05

China aims to cut energy consumption per unit of GDP, a gauge of how much energy is used in economic growth, by around 3% in 2021 in a bid to further its green drive, Premier Li Keqiang said in his go

6 China Feb thermal coal market: prices nose-diving on poor demand 2021-03-05

China's thermal coal market in February extended the downward trend from the second half of January, as demand kept shrinking on the back of weakened heating need. The week-long Lunar New Year holiday

7 Daqin Feb coal shipments soar 45.3% YoY 2021-03-05

China's coal dedicated Daqin rail line, which connects coal hub Shanxi and transfer port of Qinhuangdao, shipped 34.45 million tonnes of coal in February, rising 45.3% from a year ago, with the growth

8 Mongolian coking coal inflows to China likely to increase via Erlian and Mandula 2021-03-04

China is likely to import more Mongolian coking coal through Erlianhot and Mandula border crossings in the fourth quarter this year, following the commissioning of Mongolia's Tavan Tolgoi - Zuunbayan

9 China's portside thermal coal market climbs on price rise in production areas 2021-03-04

Offers and bids of spot thermal coal at northern China's major trading ports continued to pick up on March 4 driven by rising prices in production areas. But trading activity hasn't yet improved great

10 China's Baowu to seek over 700,000 t met. coal from Russia 2021-03-04

China Baowu Steel Group has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Sibanthracite Group, the largest producer of metallurgical coals in Russia, to seek for more than 700,000 tonnes of PCI coal a

Most Read Articles

1 Flash News 2021-03-01

Data showed coal stocks at the six coastal power groups were 15.52 million tonnes, up from 15.42 million tonnes a week earlier; their coal consumption combined rose from 536,000 tonnes to 585,900 tonn

2 Flash News 2021-03-01

China's coal-fired power generation capacity grew 4.7% YoY to 1.25 TW in 2020.Grid-connected wind power generation capacity surged 34.6% to 281.53 GW; solar power capacity increased 24.1% to

3 Flash News 2021-03-01

China's coal consumption gained 0.6% YoY in 2020, the 4th straight year of increase,NBS data showed on Feb 28. However,the share of coal consumption in energy mix declined to 56.8% in 202

4 Yancoal Australia reports loss in 2020, 1st time in 4 yrs 2021-03-02

Yancoal Australia, an overseas subsidiary of China's state-run Yanzhou Coal Mining, reported the first annual loss in 2020 in four years, due to decline in demand and coal prices, according to its fin

5 China's imports of Mongolian coal may continue to pick up 2021-03-01

Mongolian coking coal arrivals are likely to edge up further through Ganqimaodu border crossing into China in the near term, on the back of new policy, storage expansion and decline of freight rate.

6 Flash News 2021-03-03

Central China's Hunan province held 3.28 Mt of thermal coal used for power generation on Feb 24, enough to cover 20 days of usage, local energy bureau said.

7 Flash News 2021-03-01

Colombia's coal exports fell 25.8% WoW to 1.14 Mt on Feb 24, Kpler cargo-tracking data showed.

8 China's manufacturing PMI retreats to 50.6 in holiday-shortened Feb 2021-03-01

Activities in China's manufacturing sector slowed down in February as the Lunar New Year holiday has put a lid on business operations. The Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 50.6 in Febru

9 Mongolian coal washing capacity to tighten at China's Ganqimaodu border 2021-03-02

Coal-washing capacity in Ganqimaodu border crossing in Inner Mongolia of China is likely to turn tighter in the near term, after some washing plants were requested by local government to suspend produ

10 Anglo American to quit thermal coal business by 2024 2021-03-02

Global mining giant Anglo American plans to hive off thermal coal business by 2024 as part of a drive to deepen its green practice, the miner said on February 25. The company plans to sel