The impact of India's coal license cancellation

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Report summary

The Indian's court ruling to cancel licenses comes at a time when the economic activity is picking up. There are uncertainties regarding what happens to operating mines and whether the government will be able to re-allocate cancelled licenses timely. We estimate 10-15 Mtpa additional thermal imports.

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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Background
  • Near-term impact
  • Longer-term implications
  • Winners and losers
  • Conclusion

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  • Map of 46 captive coal licenses
  • Captive coal production by ownership in 2014 (Mt)
  • Raw coal production forecast (Mt)


  • Summary of captive coal licenses

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