Coal-bed methane or natural gas occurs in the Matabeleland North province of Zimbabwe in the Hwange-Binga-Lupane area as well as the South east Lowveld area in Chiredzi. Natural gas occurs in the Karoo stratigraphic sequence above coal measures.  


Uses of natural gas include domestic use for heating and cooking, industrial uses in electricity generation and production of chemicals such as ammonia based fertilizers.


Currently there are two mining companies registered by the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development to mine Natural gas in the Lupane area.

  1. Zambezi gas (Pvt) Ltd
  2. Discovery Investments (Pvt) Ltd
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