Coal-bed methane tries for a revival in the bush

A new generation of coal bed methane projects could be coming to the Bush. More ambitious proposals to extract the subsurface gas in the Mat-Su Valley and on the Kenai Peninsula have been blocked by public resistance in recent years. But as the price of diesel fuel has almost tripled in the past 5 years, the promise of tapping into a local supply of fuel to generate electricity and heat is becoming more attractive for rural villages.

Tim Bodony, KIYU – Galena