Coal-Bed Methane: Potential and Concerns

Vito Nuccio, USGS

This USGS Fact Sheet serves as an introduction to coalbed methane. The two-page PDF document summarizes available coalbed methane resources, assessment methods, production methods, and environmental concerns. Also addressed is the need for further study of new methods used to recover this fuel.

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Subject: , Environmental ScienceEcosystemsBiogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps
Focus on the Cretaceous: Human Impacts, Economic Resources
Topics: Energy/Material cycles
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Biogeoscience, Environmental ScienceKeywords: Wasatch Plateau, Powder River Basin