Shanxi province, the coal-producing heartland in China, boasted 637 operating coal mines with a combined capacity of 1 billion tonnes per annum at the end of October, showed data from the provincial energy administration on December 1.
There were 309 mines each with capacity above 1.2 Mtpa, totaling 742.9 Mtpa, accounting for 74% of the province's total. 337 mines with capacity over 900,000 tonnes per annum reported a combined capacity of 256.95 Mtpa, taking over 26% of province's total.
Yanquan city had 33 mines with a total production capacity of 57.15 Mtpa; Yuncheng had 6 mines with 5.1 Mtpa; Xinzhou 44 mines with 81.2 Mtpa.
Capital city Taiyuan had 30 mines with 53.6 Mtpa; Shuozhou 57 mines with 180.2 Mtpa; Luliang 90 mines with 125.55 Mtpa; Linfen 74 mines with 81.95 Mtpa; Jinzhong 99 mines with 97.6 Mtpa; Jincheng 94 mines with 108.9 Mtpa; Datong 34 mines with 61.5 Mtpa and Changzhi 89 mine with 151.2 Mtpa.
(Writing by Rebecca Liu Editing by Tammy Yang)
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