Tuesday, March 12, 2013

After The Shale Oil Gas Revolution, Offshore Frozen Methane Extraction

Posted by Milton Recht:

From BBC News, "Japan extracts gas from methane hydrate in world first:"
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.
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Other countries including Canada, the US and China have been looking into ways of exploiting methane hydrate deposits as well.
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Offshore deposits present a potentially enormous source of methane but also some environmental concern....

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