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Coal Reserves

Coal Reserves - The USA and Russia have more hydrocarbons in barrels of oil equivalent than any other country in the world - the bulk of these hydrocarbons are locked up in coal - the main coal belts being in Wyoming (Green River area) and in the Ural area of Russia. Russia has far more oil and gas reserves than USA. Because of the rich coal reserves - both countries have many coal buring power stations using low cost coal. The emmissions these produce are high. China is also a large burner of coal. The issue of emmissions havs gained much coverage in the last five years - most scientists believe it is a significant contributor to global climate change caused by increase in CO2 levels (warming of atmosphere - causing melting of ice caps and a rise in sea level).


Coal Reserves per region - higher grade coal only - anthracite and bituminous coal
Coal Reserves - low grade coal only - sub-bituminous and lignite coal
Coal Reserves - all grades of coal  
Coal Reserves - the 20 largest countries measure by size of coal reserves 
Primary Energy Consumption - in the regions, including coal in yellow(mainly for electric power generation).



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