How Much More We Have The Time Of Our Coal Reserves?

By : Ahmad Fadli Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Thursday, March 22 2018 - 20:00 IWST

Produsen Batubara
Produsen Batubara

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Based on data from the Geological Agency of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Indonesia's coal reserves reached 26.2 billion tons. With coal production of 461 million tones last year, the life of the coal reserves is still 56 years if it is assumed that no new reserves are found.

In addition to coal reserves, there are also coal resources of 124.6 billion tons. To that end, the Government continues to encourage exploration efforts in order to increase the coal reserves.

Kalimantan is listed as the region with the largest reserves of coal, which is 14.9 billion tons, followed by Sumatra (11.2 billion), and Sulawesi (0.12 million). In Kalimantan, the largest reserves are in East Kalimantan at 7.5 billion tons, South Kalimantan with 4.2 billion tons and Central Kalimantan with 2.1 billion tons. Meanwhile, South Sumatra has the largest reserves in Sumatra with 8.9 billion tons of reserves, followed by Jambi at 1.1 billion tons.

In 2017, national coal production in 2011 reached 461 million tons. Of this amount, 97 million tons are used for domestic purposes (Domestic Market Obligation / DMO). Domestic utilization trends always increase from year to year. Starting from 2013 only 72 million tons and then to 97 million tons in 2017 with details of 2014 (76 million tons), 2015 (86 million tons) and 2016 (91 million tons).

The largest average domestic use is for electricity, 83% and the rest for cement, fertilizer, pulp, metallurgy, iquettes and other industries by 17%.

In addition to domestic use, coal is also exported in order to contribute to state revenues. Some export destinations include China (51 million tons), India (46 million tons) and Japan (22 million tons) in addition to 25 other countries.

Coal exports are sought to continue to decline gradually, along with increasing domestic utilization primarily as primary energy for power generation.

News Comment

Today's Industry

Kementan dan teknologi iradiator

Sabtu, 22 September 2018 - 21:30 WIB

Ministry of Agriculture Utilizes Gamma Iradiator Technology to Encourage Fresh Fruit Exports

South Tangerang - Indonesia as a tropical country has quite high fruit variants. Every region in the country has superior products and has been planted on a fairly large scale. In addition to…

Mentan Amran

Sabtu, 22 September 2018 - 21:00 WIB

Optimistic Minister of Agriculture Indonesia Can Have the Best Training Center in the World

Lembang - Agriculture Minister Andi Amran Sulaiman made a working visit to the Lembang Agricultural Training Center (BBPP) on Thursday (9/21). During this visit, Amran called on the employees…

Mentan Andi Amran Sulaiman, Menteri BUUMN Rini Soemarno, Menteri Desa PDT (Foto Humas)

Sabtu, 22 September 2018 - 20:30 WIB

Take Good Care of Agricultural Production, The Performance of the Minister of Agriculture Amran Asked not to be disturbed

Jakarta - Minister of Agriculture (Minister of Agriculture) Amran Sulaiman is considered to have demonstrated maximum work in maintaining the stock of food availability. Production in the agricultural…

Kepala (BPPSDMP) Kementan Momon Rusmono

Sabtu, 22 September 2018 - 20:00 WIB

Ministry of Agriculture Affirms the Commitment of Farmers' Welfare in the Main Meeting of the KTNA Group

Pangkal Pinang - Ministry of Agriculture affirms its commitment to encourage national food productivity to improve farmers' welfare. The existence of farmer groups is very important to empower…

Jaksa Agung, HM Prasetyo

Sabtu, 22 September 2018 - 19:30 WIB

AGO Appreciates Lombok's Earthquake Fund OTT

Jakarta - Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo appreciated the performance of the Mataram District Prosecutor's Office, West Nusa Tenggara, who carried out the Lombok earthquake fund capture operation…