China nods to add a coal mine in Inner Mongolia as shortage bites www.sxcoal.com
China's energy bureau gave nod to construction of a new coal mine in Inner Mongolia after several mines were allowed to expand capacity, in a move to boost coal supply and bring down fuel costs for power generation.
Dongping coal mine, located in Zhunger mining area in coal-rich Inner Mongolia, is designed with annual production capacity of 4 million tonnes as well as a same-scale coal washing plant, according to an official document issued by the National Energy Administration.
The move will help further push ahead with construction of Shendong coal production base, one of the 14 large coal bases in China, which consists of Shenfu and Dongsheng mining areas.
A total 20.3 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of capacity expansion has been put on agenda in Inner Mongolia since this year, in response to the central government's call to increase coal production and boost capacity.
In 2021, Inner Mongolia added 169 Mtpa of coal capacity through capacity expansion at 115 coal mines in five batches.
(Writing by Tammy Yang Editing by Harry Huo)
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