Coal is Chile’s most abundant fossil fuel resource and accounts for over eighty-five percent of Chile’s thermal energy reserves (International Energy Agency Coal Research, 1996). … Total reserves are about 1.2 billion metric tons, most of which is in the Magallanes Basin (Fossil Energy International, 2003).
Where is coal found in Chile?
Currently the country is not considered a major producer of coal. The three zones of mining are Zona Central Sur (36–38° S), Zona Sur (39–42° S) and Zona Austral (51–54° S) in southernmost Chile. Most of the coal resources of Chile lie in Zona Austral at southernmost Chile.
What countries is coal found in?
The largest coal reserves are in the United States, Russia, China, Australia, and India. In the United States, coal is mined in 25 states and three major regions. In the Western Coal Region, Wyoming is the top producer—about 40% of the coal mined in the country is extracted in the state.
How much coal is left in the world?
There are 1,139,471 tons (short tons, st) of proven coal reserves in the world as of 2016. The world has proven reserves equivalent to 133.1 times its annual consumption. This means it has about 133 years of coal left (at current consumption levels and excluding unproven reserves).