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.
Other countries including Canada, the US and China have been looking into ways of exploiting methane hydrate deposits as well.
Offshore deposits present a potentially enormous source of methane but also some environmental concern....

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