Coal Bed Methane

China raises coal bed methane gas subsidy to help fight air pollution

Date of Release: 
Mar 1 2016

Beijing has raised the subsidy for coal bed methane (cbm) production by half from this year to 2020 in a move to encourage exploration and production of the cleaner-burning fuel as part of its air pollution control initiatives.

The subsidy for each cubic metre of cbm – natural gas trapped among coal seams – has been raised to 0.3 yuan in the five years to 2020 from 0.2 yuan in previous years, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement posted on its website on Tuesday.

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