Eastern China's Shandong province has a total 103 coal mines, with combined capacity of 141.74 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) as of the end of June, local energy bureau said.
Among them, 100 coal mines are in production, with registered production capacity of 139.04 Mtpa, and three coal mines are under construction, with capacity of 2.7 Mtpa.
As of the end of last year, the province's producing coal mines totaled 102 and had a combined capacity of 140.03 Mtpa, according to an announcement issued by the State Administration of Work Safety.
The coal production capacity in the province is expected to be reduced to below 130 Mtpa by 2022, with the whole-year coal output controlled at about 100 million tonnes, according to an action plan for the transformation and upgrade of coal industry in the province.
By the end of 2022, production of major coal mining enterprises is expected to account for more than 90% of the total coal output in the province, the plan said.
(Writing by Emma Yang Editing by Jessie Jia)
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