DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fjm5jh/coal_mining_in) has announced the addition of the "Coal Mining in South Africa to 2020" report to their offering.
The 'Coal Mining in South Africa to 2020' report comprehensively covers the country's historical and forecast data on coal production (by grade), reserves, consumption by type and trade by type to 2020. The trade section provides information on export volumes to destination countries, as well as imports. The report also includes drivers and restraints affecting the industry, profiles of major coal mining companies, information on the major active, development and exploration projects and regulations governing the industry.
Coal is South Africa's primary energy source, a major stimulus to its economic growth, and played a significant role in the country's industrialization. It provides 88% of the country's commercial energy needs and plays a vital role in meeting liquid-fuel requirements. According to Energy Information Administration (EIA), Bituminous coal production accounted for 99% of the nation's total coal production in 2013, and 40% of the bituminous used in electricity generation.
- According to EIA, South Africa is home to the world's ninth-largest recoverable coal reserves and held 95% of Africa's total coal reserves at the end of 2012. Most of South Africa's coal production is sourced in Mpumalanga province.
- South Africa in 2013 exported around 28% of total coal produced in the year, the majority of which went to the Asia-Pacific region and Europe.
- The South African government has committed to improve infrastructure facilities through the National Infrastructure Development Plan (NDP) with the objective of strengthening coal exports.
- Upcoming coal-fired power projects scheduled for commencement are likely to provide some relief to the country's electricity crisis. Kusile power station located in Mpumalanga province with capacity of 4,800MW and Medupi power station located in Limpopo province with capacity of 4,764MW are the two main projects scheduled for operation in 2014.
Key Topics Covered:
1 Executive Summary
2 Coal Mining in South Africa
3 Coal Mining in South Africa - Reserves, Production, Consumption and Trade
4 Coal Mining in South Africa - Fiscal Regime
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