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The availability and cost of coal in South Africa

Ray Long

The availability and cost of coal in South Africa

by Ray Long

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Published by IEA Coal Research in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Coal trade -- South Africa.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p72-74.

    StatementRay Long.
    SeriesReport -- no.ICEAS/C6
    ContributionsIEA Coal Research.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD9557.S62
    The Physical Object
    Pagination74p. :
    Number of Pages74
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15600728M
    ISBN 109290291311
    OCLC/WorldCa15159298

      During the period of the industrial revolution, as demand for coal soared thanks to iron and steam, as the technology to produce coal improved and the ability to move it increased, coal experienced a massive to production increased by 50% and nearly another % by During the later years of the first revolution, as steam power really took a firm grip, this rate. The Cost and Coal Cliffs A key national decision after the Second World War was that South Africa’s industrial development should be based on inexpensive energy to promote growth. Given the resources available, coal-based energy became the central driving force behind the modern economic state of South Africa.

    Coal mines in South Africa play an important role in the country’s economy, with 77% of all primary energy needs being provided for by coal. South Africa also exports nearly one quarter of all coal, while coal mines in South Africa, and their direct supporting industries, employ roughly 55 people.   Even today, coal remains one of South Africa’s most abundant and valuable resources, from which the country derives over 82% of its electricity requirements. Moreover, the coal mining industry’s economic impact is far-reaching; it has a signifi cant impact on other industries such as electricity, manufacturing, construction and fi nance.

    The coal handbook: Towards cleaner production Volume 1 reviews the coal production supply chain from analysis to extraction and distribution. Part one explores coal characterisation and introduces the industrial use of coal as well as coal formation, petrography, reserves, sampling and analysis.   South Africa is the world’s seventh-largest coal producer and a net exporter – accounting for close to 9% of total world steam coal exports in Along with Indonesia and Australia, South Africa is shifting directions from Europe toward Asia, with .


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The availability and cost of coal in South Africa [Long, Ray] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The availability and cost of coal in South Africa. The availability and cost of coal in South Africa. [Ray Long; IEA Coal Research.] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help.

Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Ray Long; IEA Coal Research. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. Creamer Media’s Coal report examines South Africa’s coal industry with regard to the business environment, the main participants, local demand, coal exports and logistics, projects being undertaken by the large and smaller participants, as well as various issues affecting the sector, including labour and environmental considerations.

South Africa produces in excess of million most from witbank tonnes of coal ( estimate) and consumes almost three quarters of that domestically. As ofSouth Africa was the seventh largest producer and consumer of coal in the world. This large industry, means that as of ab workers, or.5% of total employment, was from the coal industry, down from a peak in of.

South Africa remains a significant consumer and exporter of coal, but coal production, exports and investment in the sector have been stagnant. Although thermal efficiency of 67 is achieved, the cost of obtaining this coal is reasonably low.

The fines are unstable, thus transport other than pipeline is not feasible. There are no commercial fluidized bed combustion power stations in South Africa that run on coal, although Eskom plans to install them in the unspecified future.

In South Africa, thermal coal is what the country uses most to generate its electricity. In fact, around 77% of South Africa's primary energy needs are provided by coal.

This is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future as there is a distinct lack of alternatives to coal as a viable source of energy. The department of mineral resources says South Africa has coal reserves of billion tons, though geologist Chris Hartnady’s paper on South Africa’s diminishing coal reserves warned of.

That's worth almost 10 times South Africa's entire budget of about R trillion. Imagine the hospitals, schools and clean energy. South Africa is more heavily dependent on one nation for its export volumes than other major thermal coal exporters like Indonesia and Australia. In48% of all South African exports out of Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) went to India, a nation with a clearly stated policy of reducing reliance on coal.

South Africa’s coal resources are contained in the Ecca deposits, a stratum of the Karoo Supergroup, and date from the Permian period between and Ma.

In general terms, they are largely located in the north-eastern quarter of the country. The coal measures are generally shallow, largely unfaulted and lightly inclined, making their. South Africa contributes about % of the world’s coal resources. The country’s production is around % of the world’s annual total and exports approximately 6% of global exports.

Coal is the major primary energy source for South Africa. More than 90% of the country’s electricity. Available for everyone, funded by readers South Africa’s coal-fired power stations carry heavy health costs ($bn) cost of retrofitting its plants with the necessary filters and.

In the latest IRP, it has committed to producing 60% of South Africa’s energy through coal-powered stations, even though the costs of this far outweigh the costs of converting to renewables. Coal in South Africa has been what one energy policy expert calls “ludicrously” cheap for decades.

This has changed, for a variety of reasons, leading to Eskom’s coal costs increasing by a. This view only holds if one excludes South Africa, the continent’s richest country and the world’s sixth-largest coal exporter, seventh-largest coal producer, and thirteenth-largest CO2.

Electrical use of coal in South Africa creates a demand of more than million tons each year. Over 90 million tons of this need is met from screen resources. (XMP Consulting) # Coal that is used for electricity fetches the lowest price for the coal industry, at just R per ton. In comparison, coal exports fetch a price of R per ton.

2 South32, South Africa Energy Coal Divestment Update and Impairment, 22 August 3 Business Day, Anglo plots SA coal exit and warns on latest Mining Charter, 29 July 4 Bloomberg, South African Coal Miner Plans New Climate Change Strategy, 22 August   South Africa's coal consumption Number of employees in petroleum and coal product manufacturing in Japan Number of employees at Yangquan Coal Mining Calcutta, Sept.

Coal imports from South Africa are increasing, while they have barely risen from principal supplier Indonesia as a result of high demand for quality coal.

Steam coal imports from South Africa have seen a per cent jump in the first quarter of ; supply from Indonesia, which constitutes the bulk of the imported coal, is almost flat. The South African government has a plan for energy projection up to The hope is that an additional generating capacity of GW of wind, GW of solar, GW of coal, and GW of hydropower will be available by that time.

This would still mean that South Africa would still be acquiring 64% of its power from coal.South Africa - South Africa - Resources and power: South Africa is rich in a variety of minerals.

In addition to diamonds and gold, the country also contains reserves of iron ore, platinum, manganese, chromium, copper, uranium, silver, beryllium, and titanium. No commercially exploitable deposits of petroleum have been found, but there are moderate quantities of natural gas located off the.fact, South Africa’s energy demand is expected to be twice the current levels by The purpose of the Energy Price Report is to provide an overview of latest energy pricing trends and analysis for the major energy carriers in South Africa i.e.

coal.