Fossil Fuels

Which countries have the greatest reserves of coal?

Coal is one of the most abundant fossil fuels. Over half of all the global reserves of coal are found in the United States (29 percent), Russia (19 percent), and China (14 percent). The world’s total recoverable reserves of coal were estimated at 826,001 million tons at the end of 2009. At the current rate of production (2010), coal reserves are estimated to last for 119 years.


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