Legal Considerations in the Development of Coalbed Methane

  • Michael J. Laffin
Keywords: Energy Law, Petroleum Law


This article is premised on the fact that the development of coalbed methane has only recently become commercially viable. The author defines coalbed methane and then considers various legal definition issues pertaining to its development. He explores its ownership and remedies available in cases of relatives ownership conflict. The author then considers leases of coalbed methane and issues arising due to the effects of coalbed methane development on environment.

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