Costa Rica and coal
|This article is part of the Global Energy Monitor coverage of coal and power industry data|
Costa Rica does not produce any coal but has a small amount of reported resources.
In the spring of 1981, the Institute Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) requested technical assistance in aspects of coal resource assessment from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). A visit during that year by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) experts, under an interagency agreement with USAID, resulted in a summary of the available coal information and a proposed coal resource assessment plan. That study reported 14.98 million tonnes of coal reserves, with 4.59 million tonnes proven and 9.37 million tonnes probable.
|Category||Reserve Classification||Quantity||Units||Data Year|
|BGR Estimate||Reserves||0||million tonnes||2019|
|BGR Estimate||Resources||17||million tonnes||2019|
|Geological Survey||Reserves||14.98||million tonnes||1989|
|Geological Survey||Resources||0||million tonnes||1989|
|Commercial Reserves||Reserves||million tonnes|
|Commercial Resources||Resources||million tonnes|
Costa Rica produces no coal.
Coal Imports & source countries
Costa Rica imports all of the coal it uses, much of it from the United States.
- Edwin R. Landis and Jean N. Weaver, Coal exploration in Costa Rica: A project assessment, U.S. Geological Survey, Chart of Resources, page 28, 1989.
- BGR Energy Study 2019 - Data and Developments in German and Global Energy Supplies (23), 200 p, Hannover, Germany
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- "Costa Rica's Green New Deal". www.eni.com. Retrieved 2021-05-14.
- "Costa Rica Trading Partner Portal - Advocacy - California Chamber of Commerce". Advocacy - California Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 2021-05-14.