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Vol. 22, No. 17 Week of April 23, 2017
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Gas hydrate: an enticing resource

USGS expert overviews research into a potential major future energy source and the challenge of establishing economic production

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

Gas hydrates, solids in which gas molecules are held inside a lattice of water molecules, are known to exist in vast quantities around the world. And, with the gas in the material usually being methane, the primary component of natural gas, people have long wondered about the possibility of using th....

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