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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Information Circular 2017-2


British Columbia Coal Industry Overview, 2016 


In 2016, the value of coal production for the province is forecast at $3.32 billion for 2016, an increase of 9% over 2015. This constitutes about 46% of all mineral production value in the province. Coal exploration expenditures are estimated at $38.5 million. As of November 1, 2016, new coal license applications numbered 27 for a total of 37,875 hectares. New coal licenses issued numbered 89, covering 105,071 hectares. No new leases were issued.2016, annual coal production in British Columbia






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