Korea's Coal Consumption Increases in 2018

  • Arirang News

    August 19, 2019 08:27

    Korea saw a significant rise in coal consumption last year, amid the government's phaseout of nuclear energy, according to an annual report by BP.

    The country's consumption of coal grew 2.4 percent on-year in 2018, hitting 88.2 million tons oil equivalent.

    The figure puts Korea in fifth place in terms of total coal consumption among OECD countries after China, India, the U.S. and Japan. The U.K., Germany and the U.S. reduced coal consumption by 16.6 percent, 7.2 percent and 4.3 percent.

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