Iran and coal

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Iran's coal mines harbor 1.15 billion tons of reserves with the capacity to produce up to three million tons of coal concentrate annually.

While construction of Tabas power station has apparently been abandoned,[1] Iran continues production[2] and uses it to produce steel.[1] Iran Human Rights Monitor has accused the country's coal mining industry of threatening miners' lives with deficient safety standards and outdated safety equipment.[3]

Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Reza Rahmani revealed in October 2019 the compilation and notification of a mine and mineral roadmap for the first time in the country, adding, “Activation of small-scale mines has been put atop the agenda in the country.”[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Iranian Coal Potential Untapped," Financial Tribune, December 25, 2017
  2. "Coal Concentrate Output Up 12%," Financial Tribune, April 21, 2018
  3. "Iran Coal Miners Exploited In The Most Brutal Way Possible," Iran Human Rights Monitor, December 11, 2017
  4. IRAN’S 10-MONTH COAL CONCENTRATE OUTPUT OVER 555,000 TONS, IEA Clean Coal Center, March 2 2020

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