Coal Bed Methane Market Analysis Report By Application, By Region And Segment Forecasts From 2020 To 2027

Report ID: MN17612890  |  Published: June 2021  |  No of Pages: 130
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Renewable Energy


With reference to the report published, the global coal bed methane (CBM) market was prized by USD 16.0 billion in 2019. It is estimated to witness a 5.9% CAGR from 2020 to 2027.

It is an exceptional variety of Natural Gas (NG). It is acquired from coal seams and deposits. This is produced, in the course of the coalification procedure. Usually, it is taken out from the underground, following the progression of coal mining.


Rising power demand from several end-user divisions for example commercial, domestic and industrial sectors, along with shifting inclination for the usage of coal bed methane (CBM) in the role of source for the power generation, to fulfill the rising demand for electrical energy, from these divisions, are the most important factors which are estimated to impel the global market for coal bed methane (CBM), during the forecast period.


Moreover, the main companies are increasingly funding for increasing the production of coal bed methane (CBM). It is coupled with the guidelines, set up by many government organizations of budding nations, like China and India, intended for the growth of the crucial business, are a few things that are expected to additionally power the enlargement of the coal bed methane market, during the projected time.

Increasing government resourcefulness for the utilization of methane gas (CH4), together with a growing inclination to make use of ecological energy sources, has augmented the figure of searching actions within diverse locations, in North America. This is the major cause, which is estimated to propel market growth.

Variations in the prices of gas along with the fast rise in industrial development in budding as well as the developed nations, globally, are some additional factors, which are expected to push the development of the market. It is expected that the sources of recoverable unusual reserves like coal bed methane (CBM) are greatly bigger, as compare to the usual resources. However, its larger chunk is not yet explored. The augmentation in searching as well as the manufacturing activity on a worldwide level is expected to impel the manufacture of coal bed methane, during the near future.

In its mining procedure, the drilling charges hold the major share. The estimated drilling overheads are more than 73.0% of the entire production expenses for 1M3 quantity of coal bed methane.


The involvement of major funds in the actions like searching as well as drilling is the most important factor which may possibly restrict the enlargement of the coal bed methane market, during the forecast period.

Application Insight

On the basis of the application, it is subdivided into power generation, residential, commercial, and industrial. In 2019, power generation held a 40.6% share of total global application and dominated the coal bed methane market.

Since it is the largest application, power generation is moreover estimated to be the speedily increasing application in the market. It is projected to enlarge by 6.6% CAGR, during the forecast period. The power generation using coal bed methane is not as costly and so it is mostly chosen by the developing as well as developed nations.


The procedure of power generation transforms methane from coal mines into carbon dioxide (CO2) and water. This action considerably decreases greenhouse gases (GHGs). In an attempt to get carbon credits, several developing nations are currently changing their concentration towards coal bed methane, for power creation. Several companies like Caterpillar and Essar Oil are putting into big coal bed methane projects, for power creation.

In 2019, the commercial application sector held a 12.71% share of the entire market. Commercial applications are expected to encounter a 5.0% CAGR, during the forecast period. Coal bed methane includes a number of additional applications like driving gas turbines, gas engine systems, producing LPG plus present the source for plastic as well as pharmaceutical segments. Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization of India (PESO) released seven licenses to allocate coal bed methane like a fuel, utilized by automotive vehicles, throughout India.

Regional Insight

In 2019, with a market size of USD 7.22 billion, Asia Pacific led the global coal bed methane market. It is projected to observe a 7.4% CAGR, throughout the forecast period. A large number of unfamiliar reserves will increase the speed of the market, increasing the expansion of the business, causing augmented manufacture of coal bed methane. Besides, business-related coal bed methane is getting manufactured in the nations like Canada, Australia, and China.

Increasing GDP in the Asia Pacific is causing the growing demand for power. Mainly, the rise in the demand for power in the Asia Pacific is decided by India, China, and Indonesia. There are unknown reserves of coal bed methane in the nations like Indonesia, China, and India. This is the main reason; the new contestants are interested to get involved within this region. The Asia Pacific is a massive demand center for the reserve like alternative gas plus, owing to the rising attention of several companies it is, moreover, expected to emerge as a supply center

Russia, for example, is estimated to grasp, more than 83 trillion cubic meters of entire resources. But, insecurity in support plus the market pressures has restricted the manufacture of coal bed methane (CBM).


Basically, the worldwide business of coal bed methane is united. Gazprom is carrying out the search action at the Naryksko-Ostashkinskaya region.

Some of the companies for the coal bed methane (CBM) market are:

    • Pioneer Natural Resources Company
    • BP p.l.c.
    • GEECL
    • G3 Exploration
    • Baker Hughes, a GE Company LLC
    • Arrow Energy Pty Ltd.
    • Essar
    • Gazprom
    • Halliburton
    • ConocoPhillips Company
    • Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
    • Petro China Company Limited
    • Reliance Industries Limited

Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market Size in 2020

USD 16.67 billion

The revenue forecast in 2027

USD 25.26 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.9% from 2020 to 2027

The base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; U.K.; Germany; Russia; Poland; Italy; UK; China; India; Indonesia; Australia; Brazil; Argentina; UAE; Saudi Arabia; Egypt

Key companies profiled

Essar; Reliance Industries Limited; Arrow Energy Pty Ltd.; PetroChina Company Limited; Baker Hughes, a GE Company LLC; Petroleum Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS); G3 Exploration; ConocoPhillips Company; GEECL; Halliburton; bp p.l.c.; Gazprom; Pioneer Natural Resources Company

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2020 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Million Insights has segmented the global coal bed methane market report on the basis of application and region:

• Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2016 - 2027)
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Power Generation
    • Transportation

• Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2016 - 2027)
    • North America
        • The U.S.
        • Canada
        • Mexico
    • Europe
        • Germany
        • The U.K.
        • Russia
        • Poland
        • Italy
    • The Asia Pacific
        • China
        • India
        • Indonesia
        • Australia
    • Central and South America
        • Brazil
        • Argentina
    • Middle East and Africa
        • Saudi Arabia
        • Egypt

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