how many more years of coal do we have left

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133 years

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  • Do we have enough coal to last hundreds of years?

  • It鈥檚 often claimed that we have enough coal to last hundreds of years. But if we step up production to fill the gap left through depleting our oil and gas reserves, the coal deposits we know about will run out in 2088.

  • When will we run out of coal?

  • But if we step up production to fill the gap left through depleting our oil and gas reserves, the coal deposits we know about will run out in 2088. Based on U.S. coal production in 2017 of about 0.78 billion short tons, the recoverable coal reserves would last about 325 years, and recoverable reserves at producing mines would last about 26 years.

  • How much coal is there in the world?

  • The top five countries and their share of world proved coal reserves: There are an estimated 1.1 trillion tonnes of proven coal reserves worldwide. Coal reserves are available in almost every country worldwide, with recoverable reserves in around 70 countries. The biggest reserves are in the USA, Russia, China and India.

  • How long will India’s coal reserves last in China?

  • India has 150GT reserves and 100GT hard to extract reserves which coukd last it 150+ years at current production of 750 million tonnes. India will likely survive this century but China’s consumption of 4 billion tonnes of coal is too high for its reserves totalling 150GT including poor quality ones. They can’t last even 40 years.

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