An alternative to shale gas in France, firedamp
In the French underground, shale gas, now banned exploitation, is not the only alternative to traditional hydrocarbon sources. http://enjoycoloring.com/ Present in the former coalfields of Lorraine and Nord-Pas-de-Calais, coal gas is a promising lead for a few years. The dreaded fire-damp could become useful, time of energy transition.
The equivalent of a decade of national gas consumption, or 370 billion cubic meters: the amount of coal gas that would conceal the basement of Lorraine and Nord-Pas-de-Calais, according to confirmed by the French Institute estimates oil . More than what provided the deposit of natural gas from Lacq , permanently closed in November 2013, in fifty years of operation.
This gas "made in France", consisting of more than 90% methane, is now the subject of attention. It represents the last chance to produce gas in France since the fracking was banned there. What help - at the margin - to energy independence from France, which had to import almost all of its gas by 2013, and ensuring energy transition to a model incorporating more of renewable energy . An exploration permit has been granted by the State to the Australian company EGL (European Gas Limited) to determine the feasibility and conditions for possible exploitation.