05 Mar 2020

China Resumes 83.4% Coal Production Capacity Amid Epidemic

05 Mar 2020  by Xinhua   

China has resumed 83.4 percent of its coal production capacity amid the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said Wednesday.

A worker adjusts a mining machine in Shenmu, Central China's Shaanxi province, on Nov 26, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

As of Tuesday, all coal mines outside Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, had resumed production, putting the current annual capacity at 3.43 billion tons, basically on par with the same period last year.

Daily output on Tuesday came in at 9 million tons, more than doubling that on Feb 1, according to the NEA.

Energy supplies including coal, electricity, refined oil and natural gas are largely stable under efforts to restore production capacity amid the epidemic, said the NEA.


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