CONSOL Energy is responsible for mining more high-quality
bituminous coal than any other U.S. producer and is also
responsible for key initiatives to improve mine safety. As a result
of capturing methane from our coal seams to increase the safety and
productivity of our mines, we are now capturing what was once a
waste product and putting it to beneficial use as an alternative
energy source. CONSOL has been the leading producer of this form of
natural gas in the Appalachian Basin since the 1980s.
Coalbed Methane Animation
The concept is simple - by drilling gas wells into the coal
seams that are eventually mined, maximum production capacity is
achieved between coalbed methane and coal mining operations.