Welcome to Our Coal Industry Page

Coal is a combustible fossil fuel used in generating electricity, among other uses. The United States has more coal deposits available than any other fossil fuel resource, thus is our most abundant energy resource. Production in the US in 2009 was about 1,072,752 thousand short tons. Just this year (January – March), the US has exported about 17,806,595 short tons of coal.

The location of coal reserves around the world varies notably from that of oil and gas. Significant reserves are found in the United States and Russia but not in the Middle East. The United States with 28 percent and Russia with about 19 percent account for nearly half of global coal reserves. China (around 14 percent), Australia (9 percent), South Africa (about 6 percent), and Kazakhstan (around 4 percent) also have significant amounts of the world's recoverable coal reserves.

Key Coal Activities:


  • Stay tuned for Coal related webinars!

Trade Events:

  • EXPONOR | Antofagasta, Chile, | May 11-15
    Exponor Chile is the meeting point of the great mining region of the Americas, which has a portfolio of projects totaling 17 million dollars through 2015. Exponor is a comprehensive exhibition that promotes the development of new production chains and also the exchange of knowledge and experiences between regional, national, and international entrepreneurs. Exponor is expected to include: Technological tours to mining operations; Business conferences with mining executives; Seminars and technical lectures; High level delegations touring the exhibition; International workshops with foreign mining executivesl; Extensive Networking Opportunities.For more information about exhibiting in the UA Pavilion, contact PeterK@kallman.com.
  • SAVE THE DATE! Mining Equipment and Services Trade Mission to Zacatecas, Mexico | June 1-2, 2015
    The U.S Commercial Service Monterrey is coordinating with the Energy Team and the State of Zacatecas to organize a trade mission to Zacatecas, Mexico from June 1-2, 2015. This business development mission will promote U.S. exports to Mexico by helping export-ready U.S. companies launch or increase their business in this best prospect sector: Mining Equipment and Mining Services. Participating firms will gain market information, make business and government contacts, solidify business strategies, and/or advance specific projects. In each of these targeted sectors, participating U.S. companies will meet with prescreened local partners, agents, distributors, representatives, and licensees. The agenda will also include meetings with high-level local government officials, networking opportunities, country briefings, and seminars. For more information, contact Ryan Russell.