Coalbed methane

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Methane, the main component of natural gas, can also be found in coal formations, known as coalbed methane deposits. It has been estimated that as much as 700 trillion cubic feet of coalbed methane exists in the United States. The technology to develop coalbed methane is still developing, and as this technology develops it will become increasingly economically feasible to develop this type of energy. As with any energy development there are economic and environmental tradeoffs that would be made if it were to be developed.[1]

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