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China Coal Hub Approves Mega-Mine That Can Produce for 97 Years

  • Ordos licenses mine that can produce 15 million tons a year
  • China wants miners to boost output and enhance energy security

Officials in the key Chinese coal mining hub of Ordos approved a massive mine that can produce 15 million tons annually and operate for nearly 97 years.

The city’s natural resources bureau on April 2 gave a license to Lianhai Coal Industry Co. to operate the Baijiahaizi mine, which covers about 170 square kilometers, contains 2.03 billion tons of coal reserves and has an estimated service life of 96.8 years, China Coal Resource reported