Oil & Gas

03 Jan 2020

China's Top Coal Province to Seek Investors Extracting Gas from Abandoned Mines

03 Jan 2020  by Reuters   

China's top coal producing province Shanxi, in northern China, plans to seek investors via tenders to extract coal-seam gas in thousands of coal pits that have been abandoned after years of mining, state-run news agency Xinhua reported on Thursday.

China's coal hub to seek investors extracting gas from abandoned mines

Shanxi holds about 2,052 sq km of depleted coal mine zones that could contain an estimated 72.6 billion cubic metres of coal-seam gas, Xinhua said.

Proper development of coal-seam gas in these areas would not only bring economic benefits, but also improve the air quality in the region, Xinhua cited provincial officials as saying.

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