NEWS AND EVENTS
February 6, 2007
Uzbekistan increases coal production by 4%
Coal production in Uzbekistan increased by 4% in 2006 to 3.1 million tons, Uzbekistan Today newspaper reported quoting the State Statistics Committee.
Production of brown coal in Uzbekistan increased by 2.8% to 3 million tons, and black coal by 49.3% to 109,300 tons.
Uzbekugol company, which develops Angren coal field, produced 2.8 million tons of brown coal last year, a 0.2% increase.
The whole volume of black coal in the country was produced by Shargunugol at Shargun and Baysun fields in Surkhandarya region.
Angren coal field is the largest in Uzbekistan, with explored reserves of 1.9 billion tons. Angren and Apartak cut mines operate here.
Joint reserves of Baysun and Shargun coal fields make up about 1 billion tons, and protected reserves comprise 45.8 million tons.
According to expert estimates, Uzbekistan?s annual demands in coal are equal to about 4 million tons. The main consumers of this kind of fuel are enterprises of Uzbekenergo ? heat power stations.