The ownership of coalbed methane on freehold lands has been uncertain in Alberta due to ongoing disputes between coal owners and natural gas owners. On July 7, 2011, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta confirmed that CBM is natural gas and the right to exploit CBM is granted to natural gas lessees under the terms of standard petroleum and natural gas leases. (...)

type Encana Corporation V. ARC Resources Ltd.: Ownership of CBM Within Freehold Alberta Lands