Moratorium on coalbed methane to remain in place

Daniel Andrews, Premier of the Australian state of Victoria, says a moratorium on coalbed methane exploration will remain in place until the completion of a parliamentary inquiry.

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AGL suspends coalbed methane drilling

AGL has suspended coalbed methane drilling near Gloucester, Australia, following chemical discovery

Government will rule on coalbed methane project

Dart Energy has lost patience with Shropshire councillors, asking a government inspector to rule on coalbed methane drilling plans

Ember Resources CBM play pays dividends

Ember Resources backing of coalbed methane in Canada is paying dividends

Tower of power

At the Appin and Tower coal mines in New South Wales, Australia, 94 Cat gensets convert coal mine methane into electricity.


AGL cleared over CBM wastewater

The New South Wales Environment Protection Authority has found AGL Energy and Transpacific Industries were not in breach of pollution license conditions

Blue Energy increases Queensland CBM resources

Blue Energy has increased Best Estimate Contingent Resources for its coalbed methane asset in the Bowen Basin

Harnessing clean energy from coal

New report emphasises need to harness clean energy from coal via underground coal gasification

Lessons from the Sydney Basin

Scott Thomson, CoalBed Energy Consultants Pty Ltd, Australia, discusses the nascent coalbed methane industry in the Sydney Basin and asks what lessons can be learned from available coal gas data.