COC 204 Coal Project

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COC 204 Coal Project is a proposed coal mine in Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
COC 204 Coal Project Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines 7.662829, 122.988339 (approximate)

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Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Project Type Opening Year Closing Year
Proposed Exploration New

Table 3: Operation details

Note: The asterisk (*) signifies that the value is a GEM estimated figure.
Capacity (Mtpa) Production (Mtpa) Year of Production Mine Type Mining Method Mine Size (km2) Mine Depth (m) Workforce Size
Surface 20 50* *

Table 4: Coal resources and destination

Total Reserves (Mt) Year of Total Reserves Recorded Total Resources (Mt) Coalfield Coal Type Coal Grade Primary Consumer/ Destination
Subbituminous Thermal

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
PNOC Exploration Corp Philippine National Oil Company [PNOC] Philippines

Note: The above section was automatically generated and is based on data from the GEM April 2024 Global Coal Mine Tracker dataset.


COC 204 Coal Project is a proposed coal mine in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines.[1] Coal Operating Contract (COC) 204 was awarded by the DOE to the Philippine National Oil Company Exploration Corporation (PNOC EC) in July 2021. This was for a two-year exploration of two coal blocks (2,000 hectares).[1]

In April 2022, the proposal went on the auction block and PNOC EC invited "all interested bidders, whether local or foreign" to bid for the project.[2]

The procurement for the project started in on June 2022. On 14 December 2022, two bidders submitted their bids, but both bids failed due to noncompliance with the Terms of Reference of the project. The rebidding process continued in 2023.[3]

In an interview dated May 2023, PNOC-EC stated that was looking at further exploration in COC 204 in Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay.[4]

The capacity of the mine was not known.

  • Owner: Philippine National Oil Company Exploration Corporation (PNOC-EC)
  • Parent Company: Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC)
  • Location: Malangas Municipality, Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Philippines
  • Coordinates: 7.6628, 122.9883 (approximate)
  • Mine Status: Proposed
  • Start Year: TBD
  • Production Capacity:
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal Type: Subbituminous (Thermal)
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Mine Size: 20 km2
  • Workforce Size:
  • Source of Financing:

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Annual Report, PNOC, 2021.
  2. Block Boundary Survey of Coal Operating Contract No. 204, PNOC EC, 12 April 2022.
  3. "PNOC-Exploration Company 2022 Annual report". 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "PNOC-EC confident in continued viability of drilling in SC 38". May 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)