Coalbed gas play emerges in eastern Kansas basins

The Cherokee and Forest City basins in eastern Kansas and western Missouri, which comprise part of the Western region of the Interior Coal Province, are venerable energy-producing basins (Fig. 1). Coalbed gas represents a new potential resource that could revitalize this region.Higher gas prices, increasing demand for natural gas, and new technologies have turned coalbed gas into an active energy play. Coalbed gas represents approximately 7% of total dry gas production and 9% of dry-gas proved reserves of the US.1 2 These values are expected to increase in the future.In the last two decades, the total coalbed methane gas production in the US is in excess of 7 tcf, a value of $156.1 billio...

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