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Methane in the Pittsburgh Coalbed, Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Kim-AG
Source
NTIS: PB 242 120 :10 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10000610
Abstract
Methane in coal constitutes a serious hazard in coal mining. Draining the methane in advance of mining can mitigate this hazard, conserve energy, and offer economic benefits. This Bureau of Mines report evaluates the Pittsburgh coalbed in Green County, Pennsylvania., to determine if advance drainage is feasible. The gas content of virgin reserves in Greene County is estimated at 100 to 200 ft3/ton, a total of over 370 billion ft3 of gas in an area approximately 310 mi2. Because of the similarity to natural gas, drained coalbed gas could be recovered and added to pipeline supplies of natural gas. The value of conserved gas would offset the cost of drainage and extend energy resources.
Publication Date
19750101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB-242120
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
RI 8026
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 242 120
State
PA;
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