Information Circular 2016-2
British Columbia Coal Industry Overview, 2015
In 2015, annual coal production in British Columbia dipped about 16% from 2014 values to an estimated 24-25 million tonnes. This production accounted for about $3.04 billion, or close to 44% of revenues from all mines in the province. Exploration expenditures amounted to about $69.1 million in 2015, down from $105 million in 2014. New coal license applications numbered 68 in 2015 for a total of 74,100 hectares. New coal licenses issued numbered 87, covering 70,806 hectares. No new leases were issued.
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