Ecuador and coal
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Ecuador produces no coal and is a marginal consumer.
In 1978, an assessment of the Geological Society of America found reserves in the exposed seams of the Malacatus and Loja basins held roughly 1 million metric tons each and the reserves in Cañar-Azuay basin held roughly 20 million metric tons, but that "little of this can be considered economically mineable, however, because an attempt at semi-mechanized underground mining was unsuccessful."
|Category||Reserve Classification||Quantity||Units||Data Year|
|BGR Estimate||Reserves||24||million tonnes||2019|
|BGR Estimate||Resources||0||million tonnes||2019|
|Geological Survey||Reserves||0||million tonnes||1978|
|Geological Survey||Resources||22||million tonnes||1978|
|Commercial Reserves||Reserves||million tonnes|
|Commercial Resources||Resources||million tonnes|
Ecuador produces no coal and has no new proposed coal sources or projects.
The country ranks 114th in the world for coal consumption. Ecuador must import all of the coal it uses.
In 2018, Ecuador imported 17,000 short tons of coal.
- "Ecuador Coal Reserves and Consumption Statistics - Worldometer". www.worldometers.info. Retrieved 2021-04-26.
- J. E. O’Rourke, Coal basins of Ecuador, Coal Resources of the Americas Selected Papers eds. Frank E. Kottlowski; Aureal T. Cross; A. A. Meyerhoff (Geological Society of America Special Papers), 1978
- BGR Energy Study 2019 - Data and Developments in German and Global Energy Supplies (23), 200 p, Hannover, Germany
- "Ecuador Primary coal imports, 1949-2020 - knoema.com". Knoema. Retrieved 2021-04-26.