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Coalbed Methane Outreach Program

Coal Mine Methane (CMM) Recovery Opportunities Map

Coal Mine Methane Recovery at Active and Abandoned U.S. Coal Mines: Current Projects and Potential Opportunities

This map and accompanying matrix provide information about current projects and potential opportunities to develop coal mine methane (CMM) recovery and utilization projects at active U.S. coal mines. Mine data reported in both the map and the accompanying Coal Mine Methane Recovery at Active and Abandoned U.S. Coal Mines: Current Projects and Potential Opportunities (May 2017) matrix was updated in May 2017 to reflect the 2014 production year.*

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) designed the profiles to help project developers perform an initial screening of potential projects. A detailed evaluation would need to be done on a site-specific basis to determine whether the development of a specific methane recovery and use project is both technically and economically feasible.

*NOTE: Data was derived from publicly-available sources and has not been verified by CMOP or the mine.

 
 
Map Legend
  Surface Mine Underground Mine Abandoned Mine
No drainage
No gas recovery
surface mine no drainage no gas recovery map symbol. underground mine no drainage no gas recovery map symbol. abandoned mine no drainage no gas recovery map symbol.
With drainage
No gas recovery
surface mine with drainage no gas recovery map symbol. underground mine with drainage no gas recovery map symbol. abandoned mine with drainage no gas recovery map symbol.
With drainage
With gas recovery
surface mine with drainage with gas recovery map symbol. underground mine with drainage with gas recovery map symbol. abandoned mine with drainage with gas recovery map symbol.

Instructions

Click on any of the map markers to view detailed information on that mine. Some mines are mapped closely, so please utilize the map zooming functionality to better view any clusters.

Zooming: You can click on the "+"/"-" buttons on the upper left corner to zoom map in/out. Quickly return to the map's default start extent using the Home button.

Repositioning the map: Simply click on the map and drag in any direction.

Changing map display: To change the type of map displayed to satellite view, click on the "Imagery" button in the lower left corner. Click the box again to toggle back to the default topographic map.

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