December 16, 2022, 23:24 – Public News Service – OSN

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global consumption coal in 2022 reached a record nine years ago. It is reported by Interfax.

Experts expect that demand for coal will last at such a high level until 2025. According to the IEA, according to the results of the current year, coal consumption will amount to 8.025 billion tons. The previous maximum was set in 2013 (7.997 billion tons).

The use of coal increased the most in India (by 6.8%) and European countries (plus 5.7%). The reason was a jump in gas prices against the backdrop of low hydropower generation and idle nuclear power plants.

The IEA has warned that global emissions will also increase due to record high coal consumption.

Previously, the Public News Service reported that in October 2022 export coal from Russia by sea returned to historical highs. This came after the EU eased restrictions on its transportation, making it easier to redirect supplies to Asia.