Category Archives: Methane Hydrates

Methane hydrate apocalypse? Maybe not…

 [ Articles skeptical of the clathrate gun theory: Mooney, C. 2013. How Much Should You Worry About an Arctic Methane Bomb? Mother Jones. While researching the Permian extinction, I came across all sorts of doubts about methane hydrates as a … Continue reading

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Methane hydrates are still decades away. U.S. House hearing 2009.

[ The U.S. Department of Energy says: “At today’s gas prices, there are no economically recoverable deposits…and the commercialization of methane hydrates is likely to be several decades away….Although the size of the global methane hydrate resource is estimated to … Continue reading

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

[ Methane hydrates are far from being commercial, and as I explain below, probably always will be. Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation”, 2015, Springer and “Crunch! Whole Grain Artisan Chips … Continue reading

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