China's Consumption Of Coal Steadily On The Rise

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A view of an open pit coal mine is seen on August 19, 2006 in Chifeng... News PhotoCoal,Coal Mine,Digging,Employment Issues,Environment,Finance,Inner Mongolia,Mine,Mining,Open-pit Mine,Pit Mine,Waist UpPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News Getty Images 2006CHIFENG, CHINA - AUGUST 19: (CHINA OUT) A view of an open pit coal mine is seen on August 19, 2006 in Chifeng of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.Pingzhuang Coal Groups Company, including six open pit coal mines, produces 10 million tons per year. Reportedly, in the first four months of this year, China's coal consumption rose by 13.8 percent over the same period of last year, and coal price is expected to go up steadily with the factors of environment, safety and resources included in the cost of coal production. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)