HONG KONG, Nov. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Panzhuang CBM project, a joint Production Sharing Contract (PSC) project of AAG Energy Holdings Limited ("AAG Energy" or the "Group;" stock code: 2686), a leading independent coalbed methane (CBM) producer in China, and China United Coalbed Methane Corporation, Ltd, started trading on the Shanghai Petroleum and Natural Gas Exchange (SHPGX) today, making it the first CBM transaction to be traded online in China. The Panzhuang CBM concession is in southern Qinshui Basin, Shanxi Province and has an area of 141.8 square kilometers. In November 2011, the Overall Development Plan (ODP) of the Panzhuang project was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission, making it the first Sino-foreign CBM cooperative project to begin full-scale commercial development in China. As at 17 June 2016, Panzhuang daily gas production exceeded 1.55 mmcm/day (54.7million cubic feet ("mmcf")/day), which created a record high for the daily CBM production in Panzhuang. Mr. Li Jing, AAG Energy Chief Executive Officer and President, commented: "The setting up of SHPGX is a milestone for China as it strives for the oil and gas reform and development, and we are delighted to see the gas from Panzhuang CBM project started trading on the exchange. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our partners for their support in making it happen. The setting up of the platform can enable users to understand how the market operates and encourage more industrial and non-industrial users to adopt CBM which is more environmentally friendly, and to accelerate the progress of CBM commercialization in China, which will certainly benefit AAG, who is a first-mover in the CBM industry in China. In the future, we will continue to work together with all our partners to promote the market-oriented reform and development of China's oil and gas industry."