Spatial development of coal basins in the Russian Federation up to 2030, by constituent entity

L.S. Plakitkina
The article contains coal output data for the period of 2000-2009 in the Russian Federation and in some of the federal districts. The estimates are given for coal reserves of RF regions, and prospects are analyzed for the development of coal basins in Russia. Opportunities are discussed for production of different coals in the Southern, Urals, Volga, Central, Siberian, and Far-Eastern Federal Districts up to 2030.