Armenia and coal

From Global Energy Monitor

Armenia does not produce coal and is a minor consumer, ranked in 122nd in the world.[1]

Coal Resources

According to the State Committee of Armenia, only the Jajur coal deposit has officially approved resources (355,200 tonnes). Of those, 64,700 tonnes are in the A+B category; 151,200 tonnes in C1 category; 10,400 tonnes in C2 (economical) category; and 128,900 tonnes in C2 (non economical) category.[2]

The government's total reported coal resources was 21.0287 million tonnes.[2]

In 1999, the USGS, in conjunction with Republic of Armenia (RA) Ministry of Environment, conducted computerized recalculations of the resource base and estimated resources at 50.9 million tonnes.[2]

Resource Details

Category Reserve Classification Quantity Units Data Year
BGR Estimate Reserves 163[3] million tonnes 2019
BGR Estimate Resources 154[3] million tonnes 2019
Geological Survey Reserves 0.355[2] million tonnes 1999
Geological Survey Resources 21.0287[2] million tonnes 1999
Commercial Reserves Reserves million tonnes
Commercial Resources Resources million tonnes

Coal Production

In 2019, Armenia produced 0 million tonnes of coal per year.

Coal Consumption

Armenia consumed 1,323 short tons (st) of coal per year in 2016.[4]


Armenia imports 100% of its coal consumption (1,323 short tons in 2016).

Proposed coal stations

Articles and resources


  1. "Argentina". U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Retrieved 2021-06-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Brenda Pierce, Coal Exploration and Resource Assessment of Armenia, U.S. Geological Survey, 1999, accessed June 2021
  3. 3.0 3.1 BGR Energy Study 2019 - Data and Developments in German and Global Energy Supplies (23), 200 p, Hannover, Germany
  4. "Albania Coal Reserves and Consumption Statistics - Worldometer". Retrieved 2021-04-29.

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