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  • Main Title Coal Bed Methane Primer


  • Author: Arthur, Dan
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Langhus, Bruce
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Seekins, Jon
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Arthur Langhus Layne Llc
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2005-05-25


  • English


  • Content Description: During the second half of the 1990's Coal Bed Methane (CBM) production increased dramatically nationwide to represent a significant new source of income and natural gas for many independent and established producers. Matching these soaring production rates during this period was a heightened public awareness of environmental concerns. These concerns left unexplained and under-addressed have created a significant growth in public involvement generating literally thousands of unfocused project comments for various regional NEPA efforts resulting in the delayed development of public and fee lands. The accelerating interest in CBM development coupled to the growth in public involvement has prompted the conceptualization of this project for the development of a CBM Primer. The Primer is designed to serve as a summary document, which introduces and encapsulates information pertinent to the development of Coal Bed Methane (CBM), including focused discussions of coal deposits, methane as a natural formed gas, split mineral estates, development techniques, operational issues, producing methods, applicable regulatory frameworks, land and resource management, mitigation measures, preparation of project plans, data availability, Indian Trust issues and relevant environmental technologies. An important aspect of gaining access to federal, state, tribal, or fee lands involves education of a broad array of stakeholders, including land and mineral owners, regulators, conservationists, tribal governments, special interest groups, and numerous others that could be impacted by the development of coal bed methane. Perhaps the most crucial aspect of successfully developing CBM resources is stakeholder education. Currently, an inconsistent picture of CBM exists. There is a significant lack of understanding on the parts of nearly all stakeholders, including industry, government, special interest groups, and land owners. It is envisioned the Primer would being used by a variety of stakeholders to present a consistent and complete synopsis of the key issues involved with CBM. In light of the numerous CBM NEPA documents under development this Primer could be used to support various public scoping meetings and required public hearings throughout the Western States in the coming years.


  • Keyword: Coal Seams
  • Keyword: Materials Recovery
  • STI Subject Categories: 01 Coal, Lignite, And Peat
  • Keyword: Energy Source Development
  • Keyword: Information Dissemination
  • Keyword: Public Information
  • Keyword: Methane
  • Keyword: Degassing
  • STI Subject Categories: 03 Natural Gas


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: None
  • Grant Number: FG26-02NT15380
  • DOI: 10.2172/902748
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 902748
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc878976