A China regulator official has reportedly said that the country’s biggest producer of coal, the Shanxi province, will likely record 1.3 billion tonnes of the commodity for whole-year 2021.
Zhang Xiang, who serves as deputy director of the provincial development and reform commission, said at a press conference late last week, per Xinhua, that daily coal output of Shanxi has touched a record of more than 3.3 million tonnes.
As such, its annual output could reach 1.2 billion tonnes in 2021.
He added that, since July, the province has been able to maintain a monthly output of about 100 million tonnes, which has stabilised its energy supply and expanded coal capacity.
Province-wide, Shanxi has received applications for production capacity expansions from 104 coal mines in 2021.