Gas contained in coalbeds is an attractive source of new energy supply for management evaluation. Technology for its recovery is available and sources where it can be found are known. The demand for new energy sources, coupled with higher energy prices, makes the recovery of coalbed gas a matter of energy management. The scientific and technical basis for coalbed degasification as a source of pipeline-quality gas has already been established. All that now remains is refinement of techniques of gas production from coalbeds and further evaluation of gas content of lower rank deep subbituminous coalbeds of the Western States and of the anthracite region of eastern Pennsylvania.