Future of gas hydrate research

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Methane hydrates are ice‐like inclusion compounds, in which every volume of hydrate can contain as much as 180 volumes (STP) of gas.The amount of methane in natural gas hydrates is twice the total recoverable fossil fuel reserve. Because of their natural abundance in oceans and permafrost, hydrates have become an exciting national and international research issue. The movement of the gas and oil industry to ever deepening waters where hydrates occur, the compelling size and distribution of hydrate deposits, and strong international interest all support identification of crucial elements in a hydrate research program.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Future of gas hydrate research
Series title Eos, Earth and Space Science News
DOI 10.1029/99EO00184
Volume 80
Issue 22
Year Published 1999
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Contributing office(s) Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 2 p.
First page 247
Last page 248
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