GlobalData call for greater CBM incentives

Improved fiscal incentives crucial for aspiring coalbed methane industries.

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AGL sells gas exploration licence on Central Coast

AGL has taken advantage of the NSW Government’s petroleum exploration licence (PEL) voluntarily buy-back scheme.

Environmentalists want fracking moratorium extended to underground coal gasification

An alliance of community and environmental groups are calling on the Scottish government to extend the moratorium on fracking to include underground coal gasification.

Far East Energy announces extension of loan facility

Far East Energy Corporation has announced the extension of the maturity date of its existing Facility Agreement with Standard Chartered Bank.

KazTransGas and Gazprom subsidiary to produce CBM

KazTransGas and Gazprom Dobycha Kuznetsk have signed a memorandum of cooperation for exploration and production of coal bed methane in Kazakhstan.


An essential tool

Dr Jennifer Pretorius, Gerhard van der Linde and Gabriel Canahai, Golder Associates Africa, South Africa, explain why groundwater management is an essential tool for successful coalbed methane production.

Shropshire Council oppose Dart’s CBM plans again

Shropshire Council has voted to oppose Dart Energy’s proposed exploratory CBM well for a second time.

AGL to review CBM business

AGL Energy is to review its coalbed methane business following the detection of toxic chemicals in the flowback water of two pilot wells.

Making CBM renewable

Scientists at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization are investigating the potential of creating coalbed methane by injecting bacteria and carbon dioxide into coal seams.