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CMPDI to Help CIL in CBM Production

Coal News - Published on Tue, 26 Nov 2019

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Indian government has asked Coal India to produce at least 2 mmscmd of coal bed methane gas in the next two to three years and has directed the CIL consultancy arm Central Mine Planning and Design Institute to be actively involved in coal bed methane development in CIL's leasehold areas. An official said "For this purpose, a suitable model may be finalised in consultation with respective CIL subsidiaries, and CIL should produce at least 2 million metric standard cubic metres a day gas in two-three years' time as the country needs such clean gas.”

CMPDI informed the ministry that a model contract document and request for proposal to select CBM developer have been prepared and submitted to coal companies

This development assumes significance after the cabinet, last year, relaxed rules for Coal India for extraction of natural gas lying below coal seams in its blocks in a bid to quickly boost production. CBM is a form of natural gas trapped in coal seams underground, which can be extracted by drilling into the seam.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 26 Nov 2019
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