All the Regions having coal reserves are very important and noteworthy in the world. They provide a reasonable amount of energy to the world. China is the largest producer, but United States contained the largest reserves in it.It is used to generate electricity and some liquid fuels.There are two major methods of coal mining:
- Surface mining
- Underground mining
Method is adopted according to the requirement and area.
Oil Reserves Country Wise Graph
below is pie graphical representation , click to zoom
At present round about 50% electricity used in USA is generated through coal. In addition it is used as raw material for producing methanol and gasoline etc. There is a list of some other countries having largest reserves .following countries are the prevalent producers and consumers.
- South Africa