from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A formation in which there are strata of coal; a bed or stratum of coal.


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  • Chinese interest is rising swiftly, both for shale gas and for another form of unconventional natural gas, coal-bed methane.

    Stepping on the Gas

  • India's Essar Group of Cos. this week said it was looking into buying two coal-bed methane blocks.

    Indonesia's Indika to Expand Coal-Mining Capacity

  • Essar Oil eyes coal-bed methane gas blocks in India, abroad

    Deals India:Morning News Roundup

  • Essar Oil is looking to acquire coal-bed methane gas blocks both in India and abroad, a top company official said on Monday.

    Deals India:Morning News Roundup

  • A further two to 32 trillion cubic meters of shale gas may lie close to the Polish border, and up to 8 trillion cubic meters of coal-bed methane gas may be in the Donbas basin, according to estimates made last year by former President Viktor Yushchenko 's energy advisor Bohdan Sokolovsky and the Ukrainian government' s National Agency for Energy Resource Management, though these reserves have yet to be commercially proven.


  • State-run Oil & Natural Gas Corp ONGC has said Essar, Great Eastern Energy and Australia-based Dart Energy have evinced interest in picking up a "significant" stake in its coal-bed methane blocks located in Bokaro, Jharkhand and Raniganj.

    Deals India: Morning News Roundup

  • JAKARTA --India's Essar Group has its eye on two coal-bed methane blocks in Indonesia, and continues to look for investment opportunities in mining and power generation in the South East Asian country.

    Essar Eyeing Two Coal-Bed Methane Blocks in Indonesia

  • Snow was not in the forecast on the day I was flying with my videographer, Jerrod Glaser, from Montana to Wyoming to do a story on coal-bed methane development.

    Glimpses: Billings, Mont., October 2002

  • The hope is to get old and nearly tapped-out coal-bed methane wells to double or perhaps triple gas production.

    Microbes may produce marketable methane gas from old coal

  • About 30,000 coal-bed methane wells have been drilled in the Powder River Basin in northeastern Wyoming over the past 15 years.

    Microbes may produce marketable methane gas from old coal


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