7th World PetroCoal Congress and Expo 2017
Energy security continues to be one of the important concerns for most countries. At the same time the fall in crude and coal prices has enhanced interest in production costs and productivity.
Will the black magic work again
Sample this. Coal India, the much-reviled public sector coal behemoth, produced 462 mt of coal last year, with all the much-publicised legacy problems that it faces. The top seven global (private sector) mining giants together produced around 700 mt of coal last year (see Coal output by global players). And all of India´s private players produced a mere 50 mt of coal in 2014.
The missing link
Turning around the coal sector in India is among the top priorities of the new government. Though the sector suffers from many anomalies, the health of the industry can be encapsulated by a single statistic
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