• South Africa and coal SourceWatch

    Jeremy Wakeford chair of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil (Aspo) in South Africa discussed the studies in the organisation's latest newsletter and how they challenge the "commonly believed [idea] that South Africa has abundant coal reserves which will last 200 years or more given the country's overwhelming dependence on coal

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  • America has the worlds largest supply of coal geocraft

    The United States as a whole has more recoverable coal resources than any other country on the planet over 262 billion tons enough to last over 200 years! Long after the rest of the world's coal petroleum and natural gas reserves have run out America will still have enough coal to satisfy its energy needs

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  • Coal and Gas Fight Over Electric Generation Market IER

    May 06 2013· This allowed coal to increase its share of electric generation to 40 percent for the first 2 months of 2013 compared to 37 percent during the first 2 months of last year while the natural gas share of the generation market fell from 28 percent to 26 percent during the same time period

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  • Coal reserves SourceWatch

    An implication of the suggestions that coal reserves are significantly overstated is the possibility that depletion of coal reserves or "peak coal " might limit the extent of potential warming caused by coal especially if those reserves could be reduced yet further by policies to move some coal

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  • Global Trends of Fossil Fuel Reserves and Climate Change

    depletion times for oil coal and gas of approximately 35 107 and 37 years respectively This means that coal reserves are available up to 2112 and will be the only fossil fuel remaining after 2042 In the Econometrics model the main exogenous variables affect ing oil coal and gas reserve trends are their consumption and respective prices

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  • Coal Cool Australia

    The prime coal forming time on Earth was during the perfectly named Carboniferous period (300 360 million years ago) Coal burning is the main source of electricity in Australia A particular problem is Victorian coal while plentiful is of low grade (brown coal) and is wetter than black coal which causes extra pollution when burned

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  • How Long Will Natural Gas Reserves Last? | Reference

    The US Energy Information Administration estimates that the natural gas reserves of the United States will last around 92 years The estimate will hold true only if the national natural gas consumption rate stays at the 2011 levels around 24 trillion cubic feet per year

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  • America has the worlds largest supply of coal geocraft

    The United States as a whole has more recoverable coal resources than any other country on the planet over 262 billion tons enough to last over 200 years! Long after the rest of the world's coal petroleum and natural gas reserves have run out America will still have enough coal to satisfy its energy needs

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  • USGS says Powder River Basin has 40 years of coal reserves

    The idea that there were 250 years of coal left was due to the last USGS survey in 1970 1974 the mapping of all individual beds is necessary for conducting economic studies to determine the coal reserve base for the Powder River Basin The coal reserve base includes those resources that are currently (October 2014) economic (reserves) but

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  • Where is coal found? | World Coal Association

    This means that there is enough coal to last us around 150 years at current rates of production In contrast proven oil and gas reserves are equivalent to around 50 and 52 years at current production levels After centuries of mineral exploration the location size and characteristics of most countries' coal resources are quite well known

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  • US coal supply may last only 10 20 years | Grist

    Jan 08 2009· US coal supply may last only 10 20 years Coal reserves are the portion of the recoverable coal that can be mined processed and marketed at

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  • What do the experts say? Forgotten Fundamentals of the

    At the rate the United States uses coal today these reserves could help keep us in energy for the next two hundred years Most coal used in America today is burned by electric power plants (which) consumed about 400 million tons of coal last year By 1985 this

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  • Coal Reserves | Ministry of Coal Government of India

    Status of Coal Resources in India during Last 5 years As a result of Regional Promotional and Detailed Exploration by GSI CMPDI SCCL MECL State Govts etc the estimation of Coal resources in India reached to 31902 billion ton The increase/up gradation of Coal resources in the country during last 5 years is furnished in table below

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  • US Coal Reserves eiagov

    Oct 26 2010· The last 5 years have seen growth average only 31% (presumably the global financial crisis did not help) Working with the ABARE estimate that viable coal reserves are 90 times 2008 production levels and assuming 31% annual growth in production the reserves will in fact only last for 43 years!

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  • Coal by country Wikipedia

    29 rows· This article includes lists representing proven reserves and production of coal by countryAll

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  • Energy Reserves | EGEE 102 Energy Conservation and

    At the current rate of consumption the current U S petroleum natural gas and coal reserves will last approximately for 488 years 122 years and 258 years respectively It is important to note that the entire US petroleum consumption is not coming from the US reserves because we import more than one half of the consumption

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  • Fossil Fuels Our World in Data

    Fossil fuels (coal oil gas) have and continue to play a dominant role in global energy systems Fossil energy was a fundamental driver of the Industrial Revolution and the technological social economic and development progress which has followed Energy has played a strongly positive role in

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  • USGS says Powder River Basin has 40 years of coal reserves

    The idea that there were 250 years of coal left was due to the last USGS survey in 1970 1974 the mapping of all individual beds is necessary for conducting economic studies to determine the coal reserve base for the Powder River Basin The coal reserve base includes those resources that are currently (October 2014) economic (reserves) but

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  • How long will the world's oil last? TODAY

    Oct 25 2004· When the modern oil industry was born 145 years ago in Titusville Pa few people worried about just how long petroleum would keep flowing out of

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  • Coal | Energy economics | Home BP

    Most of the reserves are anthracite and bituminous (70%) The current global R/P ratio shows that coal reserves in 2018 accounted for 132 years of current production with North America (342 years) and CIS (329 years) the regions with the highest ratio

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  • Why coal mining is resurgent in the US China and India

    Jun 26 2017· These three countries the world's biggest coal users have boosted coal mining in 2017 in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback

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  • How Long Will Fossil Fuels Last? | Reference

    How Long Will Fossil Fuels Last? Estimates of the amount of time that fossil fuels oil coal and gas may last differs based upon estimates of remaining reserves and the predicted rate of usage The estimates change over time as new reserves are discovered and

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  • Coal Resources | Geoscience Australia

    Coal is a fossil fuel of sedimentary origin that has formed by coalification of vegetation over millions of years Black coal consists of the higher rank anthracite bituminous and sub bituminous coals The lower rank brown coal is sometimes known as lignite

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  • How long before we run out of fossil fuels? Our World in

    How long before we run out of fossil fuels? August 08 The difficulty in attempting to construct these curves is that our discovery of reserves and technological potential to extract these reserves economically evolves with time we'd have about 115 years of coal production

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