Coal is a solid, dark-colored fossil fuel found in the deposit if sedimentary rock. Is a fossil fuel that is burned to electricity and is used in the production of steel and cement. Natural gas projects in the Philippines have come largely at the expense of the country's struggling coal industry. Coal mining subsidiary produced 1.9 million short tons of coal in 2002. While coal represents a declining share of the Philippines fuel mix overall, there are several small coalmines under development, mainly on the southern island of Mindanao.
The Philippines consumed 5.7 million short tons of coal in 2002, 3.8 million short tons of which were imported. Indonesia , China , and Australia are major exporters of coal to the Philippines . World Trade Organization (WTO) regulations require that the Philippines lift import restrictions on coal. Since the 1970s, when the National Coal Authority was created, Philippine coal importers have been required to obtain a government certificate of compliance before importing coal, allowing the authorities to force importers to buy domestic coal each time they purchased coal from abroad.
In the downstream coal sector particularly the utilization if coal for power generation and cement manufacturing, companies which can introduce clean coal technologies in existing and future power / cement plant to minimize adverse effects of coal on the environment and still be coal on the environment and still be competitive.