Where Coal Is Still Alive and Well
On assignment for Bloomberg News, July 28-29th 2017
Colombia is set to produce a record of more than 90 million tons of the fossil fuel this year, its biggest export after oil.
Colombia continues to bet on coal, even as global demand tapers off because the world is switching to cleaner fuels. Nearly all Colombia's exports are produced by three multinationals near the Caribbean coast—Drummond Co. Inc., Glencore Plc and Cerrejon. In the interior, however, smaller operations such as these these produce fuel mainly for domestic consumption.