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The Methane Hydrate Gas Boom?
April 2, 2013 | NPR

Methane hydrate is the world’s largest natural gas resource. Japanese engineers recently became the first to produce methane hydrate from a well in the floor of the Pacific Ocean. NPR asks if this could become another natural gas boom?

Related: What is Methane Hydrate?


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$60T Methane Time Bomb in the Arctic
July 25, 2013 | Erasmus University Rotterdam
"Economic modelling shows that the methane emissions caused by shrinking sea ice from just one area of the Arctic could come with a global price tag of 60 trillion dollars - the size of the world economy in 2012." Quoted from the Erasmus University Rotterdam press release. Related: What is Methane Hydrate?

The Next Energy Game Changer
December 26, 2013 | Geology.com
As natural gas from shale becomes a global energy "game changer," oil and gas researchers are working to develop new technologies to produce natural gas from methane hydrate deposits.

Shell Backs Out of Gas to Liquids Plant
December 15, 2013 | Bloomberg
Royal Dutch Shell was planning to spend $20 billion on a natural gas-to-liquids plant on the Gulf coast but cancelled the project. They are not new to this business as they own the largest gas-to-liquids plant in the world in Qatar and another one of the largest in Malaysia. They are also building the world's largest floating LNG plant for a field off the coast of Australia. If you watch the news about natural gas you have seen a huge rush to permit LNG plants that will export natural gas out of the United States, other companies


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