Since 1980, over 3,863 coalbed methane wells have been drilled in the Warrior Basin of Alabama at a drilling cost of $1.138 billion. Production of 119 bcf of gas has been sold. An infrastructure of a booming industry is in place. The important findings of this study were probable coalbeds across Monroe County at depths and thicknesses being produced profitably in Alabama as well as in the Northern Appalachian and Central Appalachian Basins. The logs showed the coal to often be close to conventional gas reservoirs in sandstone, indicating a probable equilibrium gas content of the adjacent coals. For the state to reap the bonanza of a new coalbed methane industry, such as the one in Alabama, the study must be continued, core test holes drilled, and industry informed of the investment possibilities. This necessary preliminary work is made urgent by the expiration of the coalbed methane tax credit at the end of next year.