(Inner Mongolia) Coal Industry Development 14th Five-Year Plan - Coalbed Methane Development and Utilization Supporting Scheme

Last updated: 10 February 2023

Inner Mongolia has published the coalbed methane development and utilisation strategy document to support its coal industry development between 2021 and 2025. It has set a target to investment 936 million yuan (140 million USD, as of 23 June 2022) in coalbed methane, boost production capacity to 155 million m3/year and utilisation to 124 million m3/year. 


The scheme outlines several upcoming plans for the sector: explore methane reserves in a list of key coal mines; build demonstration zones; advance technological innovation in coalbed methane extraction; strengthen environmental protection regulations and supervision; and support industry development with preferential financial policies and increased funding.

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