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Methane hydrates are still decades away

[ Back in2009 the DOE expected it to take until at least 2015 for methane hydrate production to begin, and now in 2016, the U.S. DOE is even more pessimistic, saying “the commercialization of methane hydrates is likely to be … Continue reading

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Why we aren’t mining methane hydrates now — or perhaps ever

[ Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation, 2015, Springer]    Last updated April 18, 2016 Methane hydrates are crystalline structures that are mostly water: 4 methane molecules per 23 water molecules. Methane … Continue reading

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