Brown coal production increased by 0.9% in 2006.
Germany remains the world’s largest brown coal producer, despite production falling in 2006.
Brown coal production increased in 2006 in Turkey, Russia and Romania.
Coal reserves are available in almost every country worldwide, with recoverable reserves in around 70 countries. At current production levels, proven coal reserves are estimated to last 147 years. In contrast, proven oil and gas reserves are equivalent to around 41 and 63 years respectively at current production levels. Over 68% of oil and 67% of gas reserves are concentrated in the Middle East and Russia.
Source: World Coal Institute.
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