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CBM Development and Associated Coal Blocks in India: 2010 Product Image

CBM Development and Associated Coal Blocks in India: 2010

  • ID: 1267357
  • August 2010
  • Region: India
  • 155 Pages
  • Infraline Energy

Coal Bed Methane (CBM) is a non conventional fuel with properties similar to that found in natural gas, and is considered as India's next big natural resource development push. Most of the CBM gas is in an adsorbed state on the micropores of the coal surface. Thus, coal is both the source and reservoir rock for CBM. Since India is endowed with rich deposits of coal and lignite, there is a huge untapped potential of CBM gas, which could be used for bridging the ever increasing demand-supply gap of natural gas in India. Commercial production of CBM is a proven technology and USA is the leader in CBM production in the world.

Having the 4th largest proven coal reserves and being the third largest coal producer in the world, India holds significant prospects for commercial recovery of CBM. With this prospect in view, the Government of India finalised a comprehensive CBM Policy in 1997. Also, after making due allowance for the coal mining programmes and by close interaction with the Ministry of Coal (MoC), the DGH has drafted the terms and conditions of CBM exploitation. Following it, thirty three CBM blocks have been awarded under 4 rounds of international competitive bidding and READ MORE >

AN INTRODUCTION
POTENTIAL IN INDIA
NATURAL GAS DEMAND SUPPLY GAP
CHRONOLOGY OF CBM DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA
CBM INITIATIVES IN INDIA
SNAPSHOT OF THE AWARDED CBM BLOCKS (ROUND I - IV)
POLICIES AND GUIDELINES
FISCAL REGIME
BROAD CONTRACT TERMS
NEW POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR COAL BED METHANE, 2008
STATUS OF THE CBM BLOCKS AWARDED
ROUND I
ROUND II
ROUND III
ROUND IV
ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
COMMERCIAL
ENVIRONMENTAL
CONCLUSIONS
GLOSSARY
ABBREVIATION
CONVERSION TABLES
REFERENCES

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