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.
  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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