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In situ coal gasification to form a methane rich gas is carried out by injecting a lower aliphatic alcohol such as methanol into a coal seam, raising the temperature to cause dissociation of the alcohol and injecting water into the same. Nascent hydrogen is produced which reacts with the coal to form methane. The product gas may also contain hydrogen and carbon monoxide which can be separated and reacted to form methanol.

Title
Process for in situ coal gasification
Application Number
5/904445
Publication Number
4197911
Application Date
May 9, 1978
Publication Date
April 15, 1980
Inventor
Harish R Anada
Vienna
VA, US
Agent
James J Brown
Assignee
Ramcor
VA, US
IPC
E21B 43/24
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