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Gas hydrates form when water and natural gas combine at low temperatures and high pressures — for example, in regions of permafrost and in marine sub-seafloor sediments. They exist in abundance worldwide and some estimates suggest that the total amount of natural gas bound in hydrate form may exceed all conventional gas resources, or even the amount of all hydrocarbon energy, coal, oil and natural gas combined.

Gas from gas hydrate could therefore provide a potentially vast new source of energy to offset declining supplies of conventional natural gas in North Ame... More →
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Find Out More »  |  Open Resource  |  2010/05/27  |  498 Report Broken   Tell A Friend

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Gas hydrates occur abundantly in nature, both in Arctic regions and in marine sediments. Gas hydrate is a crystalline solid consisting of gas molecules, usually methane, each surrounded by a cage of water molecules. It looks very much like water ice. Methane hydrate is stable in ocean floor sediments at water depths greater than 300 meters, and where it occurs, it is known to cement loose sediments in a surface layer several hundred meters thick.
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Japan says it has successfully extracted natural gas from frozen methane hydrate off its central coast, in a world first. Methane hydrates, or clathrates, are a type of frozen cage of molecules of methane and water. The gas field is about 50 km away from Japan main island, in the Nankai Trough.

Researchers say it could provide an alternative energy source for Japan which imports all its energy needs. Other countries including Canada, the U.S. and China have been looking into ways of exploiting methane hydrate deposits as well.... More →
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Papers ranging from worldwide characterization to formation assessement, to seismic signatures, slope failures, and economic assessements. More that 5,000 citations to date.
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