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Colombia Sees 2012 Coal Output Rising 14% From Year Earlier

January 26, 2012

Jan. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Colombia, South America’s largest coal supplier, said its output of the fuel will climb about 14 percent this year amid mine expansions.

Production will rise to 97 million tons from an estimated 85 million tons last year, Mines and Energy Minister Mauricio Cardenas said yesterday in an interview in Bogota.

Oil output will rise 18 percent to an average of 1.1 million barrels a day in December from 930,000 barrels a day last month, he said.

Colombia is South America’s third-largest oil producer.

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