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Top Coal Mining Companies by Production
Mining Technology ranks the world’s top coal mining companies (by production) by comparing the annual output of hundreds of large coal companies operating in different parts of the globe.
Coal India was the world’s biggest coal mining company in 2021, followed by China Shenhua Energy and Peabody Energy.
The top ten biggest coal mining companies in the world together accounted for 15% of the global coal output in 2021.
|Current Rank||Rank 2020||Company Name||Headquarters|
|1||1||Coal India Ltd||India|
|2||2||Peabody Energy Corp||United States|
|4||4||Siberian Coal Energy Co||Russia|
|5||6||Arch Resources Inc||United States|
|7||7||PT Adaro Energy Tbk||Indonesia|
|8||8||Exxaro Resources Ltd||South Africa|
|9||9||PT Bayan Resources Tbk||Indonesia|
|10||10||Alliance Resource Partners LP||United States|
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Biggest Coal Mines in the World
GlobalData closely monitors and compares the production of major coal mining projects to identify the world’s biggest coal mines.
With a production of 56.97Mtpa, North Antelope Rochelle Mine in the US topped the list of the world’s biggest coal mines in 2021.
The ten biggest coal mining operations in the world together accounted for 5% of the global coal output in 2021.
|Mine Name||Country||State||Owner||Mine Type & Method||Production 2021 (MTPA)|
|North Antelope Rochelle Mine||United States||Wyoming||Peabody Energy Corp(100%)||Surface & Open Pit||56.97|
|Black Thunder Mine||United States||Wyoming||Arch Resources Inc(100%)||Surface & Open Pit||51.15|
|Sangatta Mine||Indonesia||East Kalimantan||PT Bumi Resources Tbk(51%), The Tata Power Co Ltd(30%), Mountain Netherlands Investment BV(19%)||Surface & Open Cut||49.16|
|Gevra OC Mine||India||Chhattisgarh||Coal India Ltd(100%)||Surface & Open Cast||47.08|
|Bogatyr Komir Mine||Kazakhstan||Pavlodar||Samruk-Energy(50%), United Company RUSAL Plc(50%)||Surface & Open Cast||44.63|
|Northern Shaanxi Mine||China||Shaanxi||Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry Group Co Ltd(100%)||Surface and Underground & To be confirmed||35.79|
|Pasir Mine||Indonesia||East Kalimantan||PT Indika Energy Tbk(91%), ST International Corp(9%)||Surface & Open Cut||35.7|
|Heidaigou Mine||China||Inner Mongolia||China Shenhua Energy Co Ltd(57.76%), China Cinda Asset Management Co Ltd(42.24%)||Surface & Open Cut||31.97|
|Tutupan Mine||Indonesia||South Kalimantan||PT Adaro Energy Tbk(88.5%), Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand(11.5%)||Surface & Open Pit||31.8|
|Belchatow Mine||Poland||Lodz||PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA(100%)||Surface & Open Cast||31.5|
Major Upcoming Coal Mines
GlobalData lists the major upcoming coal mines in the world by comparing annual production capacities of upcoming coal mining projects.
Xinjie Taigemiao Project in China is the biggest upcoming coal mine in the world, with an annual production capacity of 62Mtpa.
Siarmal Open Cast Project in India and Alpha North Coal Project in Australia are the next major upcoming coal mines with capacities of 50Mtpa and 40Mtpa, respectively.
|Mine Name||Country||State||Owner||Mine Type & Method||Annual Production Capacity (MTPA)|
|Xinjie Taigemiao Project||China||Inner Mongolia||China Shenhua Energy Co Ltd(70%), Undisclosed(30%)||Underground & To be confirmed||62|
|Siarmal Open Cast Project||India||Odisha||Coal India Ltd(100%)||Surface & Open Cast||50|
|Alpha North Coal Project||Australia||Queensland||Mineralogy Pty Ltd(100%)||Surface and Underground & Open Cut/Longwall Mining||40|
|Galilee Coal Project||Australia||Queensland||Mineralogy Pty Ltd(100%)||Surface and Underground & Open Cut/Longwall Mining||40|
|China Stone Coal Project||Australia||Queensland||Meijin Energy Group(100%)||Surface and Underground & Open Cut/Longwall Mining||38|
|East Kutai Coal Project||Indonesia||East Kalimantan||Churchill Mining PLC (Inactive)(75%), Ridlatama Group(25%)||Surface & Open Pit||30|
|Kevin’s Corner Mine||Australia||Queensland||GVK Natural Resources Pte Ltd(100%)||Surface and Underground & Open Cut/Longwall Mining||30|
|Alpha Coal Project||Australia||Queensland||GVK Natural Resources Pte Ltd(79%), Hancock Galilee Pty Ltd(21%)||Surface & Open Cut||30|
|Alpha West Coal Project||Australia||Queensland||GVK Natural Resources Pte Ltd(79%), Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd(21%)||Underground & Longwall Mining||24|
|Gare Pelma Sector II Coal Block||India||Chhattisgarh||Maharashtra State Power Generation Co Ltd(100%)||Surface and Underground & Open Cast/Room and Pillar||23.6|