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A gas attack: development of methane hydrate reserves requires extra caution (pdf)


Source: RusEnergy

The first experiment of recovering gas from an offshore methane hydrate deposit has been recognized as successful despite high production costs. This tremendous source of energy, however, may hide a peril of a global scope if the climate keeps getting warmer in Arctic.

Full speed ahead

The Natural Resource and Energy Agency in Tokyo announced it was launching a full-fledged surveying effort to assess the size of methane hydrate reserves in the Sea of Japan. A seismic vessel left port from the city of Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture on June 8. As part of the three-year survey, the vessel will also head to waters off the Noto Peninsula

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