All indications point to a growing market for thermal coal in Japan as part of the country's current energy policy formulation process. Canada, with large resources of all types of coal, could fill a portion of this market. Thermal coal could come from specific thermal coal developments or from metallurgical coal mines, which usually produce a certain amount of coal not amenable to coking, but suitable for power purposes. However, penetration of this Japanese market by Canadian thermal coal will depend on the resolution of a number of problems. On the demand side, siting, environmental aspects, the need for a coal unloading and trans-shipment center, and the added cost of installing coal-fired stations could be major constraints.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

    906-1117 Ste Catherine Street, West
    Montreal 110, PQ  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • LaFleur, P
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 61-68
  • Serial:
    • CIM Bulletin
    • Volume: 72
    • Issue Number: 802
    • Publisher: Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM