Iran’s two major coal companies produced 303,440 metric tons (mt) of clean coal in the five months since the beginning of the current fiscal year (March 21-August 22), recording a 36% growth compared with last year’s similar period, according to the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization. The majority of the production originated from the Tabas Parvadeh Coal Co., which produced 262,818 mt. The Central Alborz Coal Co.’s output totaled 40,622 tons for the same period. The South Khorasan Province’s Tabas region is home to about 55%-76% of Iran’s coal reserves, which have been estimated at 2.5 billion mt.
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