INITIAL understanding of coal seam methane (CSM) was as a dangerous by-product of underground coal mining. Miners began to drill wells ahead of planned mining areas to drain methane, which was vented or flared into the atmosphere as a waste product. Only in the mid 1990s did miners in the Sydney Basin begin to capture this fuel for commercial use.
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