Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – Money are becoming the most needed fossil fuel for a country for the sustainability of many sectors, from power plants to processing plants.
In fact, more than 90 percent of the world’s total coal reserves are in just ten countries. According to 2020 British Petroleum (BP) data, the United States tops the list, holding more than a fifth of total reserves, while China, which ranks third, is the largest producer and consumer of coal.
List of 10 countries with the largest coal reserves in the world:
1. United States of America
The United States holds the world’s largest coal reserves, totaling 248,941 million tons, or 23.3 percent of the world’s total coal reserves. America is also listed among the top three coal consumers in the world.
Russia controls at least 15 percent of all the world’s coal, or 162,166 million tons.
Australia is the third largest owner of coal reserves in the world. In 2020, the country identical to the kangaroo was recorded as saving 14 percent of all the world’s coal, or 150,227 million tons.
China’s position as coal reserve holder is Australia or the fourth country with total reserves of 143,197 million tons. This figure accounts for 13.3 percent of the world’s total reserves. Despite fourth place, China is the number one country with the largest coal consumption.
The country with the second largest population also has large coal reserves, namely 111,052 million tons or 10.3 percent of the world’s total reserves. India ranks second for the largest coal consumption.
Germany holds 3.3 percent of the world’s coal reserves. With 35,900 million tons of coal, Germany ranks sixth in the world coal reserves.
No less, Indonesia is also among the top 10 countries with the largest coal reserves in the world. In seventh place, Indonesia holds 3.2 percent of the coal reserves with a volume of 34,869 million tons.
Slightly different from Indonesia, Ukraine also has 3.2 coal reserves totaling 34,275 million tons in 2020.
In addition, Poland became the 9th country to own world coal reserves. The total volume of coal in Poland is 28,395 million tons or 2.6 percent.
With a total volume of 25,605 million tons, Kazakhstan is the 10th largest coal deposit in the world, or accounts for 2.4 percent of total reserves.
This means that altogether up to 90.6 percent of the coal reserves are controlled by these ten countries.
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