Stoke sees a future in gas

Stoke-on-Trent council are investigating the possibility of extracting methane gas from disused coal mines to power local industry and provide future energy security.

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Council looks to coalbed gas to fuel future growth

Stoke-on-Trent city council is investigating the potential of extracting methane from disused coal beds in a bid to supply local businesses and communities with locally sourced power.

Gas from disused coal mines could provide Stoke-on-Trent with power Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

This announcement comes in addition to recent proposals to bring a host of new technologies to the local energy market including geo-thermal hot water, biomass and solar power.

Councillors hope that the city will benefit from cheaper energy prices and the creation of thousands of new jobs.

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