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Coal proved reserves

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What you should know about this indicator

Total proved reserves of coal are generally taken to be those quantities that geological and engineering information indicates with reasonable certainty can be recovered in the future from known reservoirs under existing economic and operating conditions. The data series for total proved coal reserves does not necessarily meet the definitions, guidelines and practices used for determining proved reserves at company level, for instance as published by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, nor does it necessarily represent BP's view of proved reserves by country. Reserves-to-production (R/P) ratio: If the reserves remaining at the end of any year are divided by the production in that year, the result is the length of time that those remaining reserves would last if production were to continue at that rate.

Source
Energy Institute - Statistical Review of World Energy (2023) – with major processing by Our World in Data
Last updated
December 12, 2023
Next expected update
December 2024
Date range
2020–2020
Unit
million tonnes

Sources and processing

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The Energy Institute Statistical Review of World Energy analyses data on world energy markets from the prior year.

Retrieved on
December 12, 2023
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Energy Institute - Statistical Review of World Energy (2023).

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Energy Institute - Statistical Review of World Energy (2023) – with major processing by Our World in Data. “Coal proved reserves” [dataset]. Energy Institute, “Statistical Review of World Energy” [original data]. Retrieved June 20, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/coal-proved-reserves