Sunday, November 11, 2012

Methane hydrate deposits

  • Alaska's Methane Hydrate Resource Spark Debate Over Energy And Climate ...

    A Minerals Management Service study in 2008 estimated methane hydrate resources in the northern Gulf of Mexico at 21,000 trillion cubic feet, or 100 times current U.S.

  • Climate-changing methane 'rapidly destabilizing' off East Coast, study finds

    A changing Gulf Stream off the East Coast has destabilized frozen methane deposits trapped under nearly 4,000 square miles of seafloor, scientists reported Wednesday.

  • Methane hydrate deposits discovered in Japan

    The researchers say that they lie at a depth of several metres under the beds of the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk. The two sections make part of a special economic zone (SEZ) belonging to Japan.

  • Methane hydrates found in EEZ

    Methane hydrates, viewed as a next-generation energy source, have been found under the sea in two areas of Japan's exclusive economic zone, a group of researchers said.

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    U.S. Department of Energy researchers and industry partners are analyzing data from trials on Alaska's North Slope that tested a method of extracting methane from methane hydrate. That's a lattice of ice that traps gas molecules but does not bind them ...

  • Climate-Changing Methane Reservoirs In The East Coast

    A recent study published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature found that there are frozen methane deposits trapped under nearly 4,000 square miles of seafloor in the Gulf Stream off the East Coast.

  • Strategic Carbon heats up

    According to U.S. Geological Survey estimates, natural gas from methane hydrate formations in the oceans could be two to three times the amount of current petroleum reserves. "I have traveled the world and know who the best scientists are," Coffin said.

  • Waking the methane monster is madness (2)

    The total amount of methane stored beneath the Arctic is calculated to be greater than the overall quantity of carbon locked up in global coal reserves so there is intense interest in the stability of these deposits as the polar region warms at a ...

  • Waking the methane monster is madness (1)

    Methane hydrates in our oceans are the result of dead plankton from millions of years ago, buried "hundreds of meters below the sea floor.

  • Shale oil vein raises energy, tech hopes

    The seabed off Japan is believed to hold abundant deposits of methane hydrate, or "burning ice." The trade ministry estimates that there is 1.1 trillion cu.

  • Climate Catastrophe Nearer, Al Gore Gives Us About 90 More Years

    There's also the problem that rising ocean temperatures will allow methane hydrates to escape. That's gas. And that gas released into the atmosphere means faster erosion of the ozone layer, possibly speeding up the process and making matters even worse.

  • Q&A with Jon Gibbins

    Principally, unconventional gas such as shale gas and some of the methane hydrates. We were working with gas that had escaped from source rocks and was trapped.

  • Shanghai Electric taps 'combustible ice' in future energy plan

    A natural gas hydrate, combustible ice is mainly found in deep seas (China successfully excavated combustible ice from below the floor of the South China Sea in May 2007, and ) and on plateaus.

  • A Massive Field Of Frozen Greenhouse Gas Is Thawing Out

    The United States Geological Survey says that though methane hydrate stores are common along the world's coastlines, "recent research indicates that most of the world's gas hydrate deposits should remain stable for the next few thousand years. Of the ...

  • Climate Crimes Against Humanity

    Frozen methane hydrates along the U.S. continental shelf are destabilizing due to shifts in the gulf stream. Scientists' physical predictions are often accompanied by societal and economic predictions as well.

  • Perfect Weather for Malaria; Fertilizing the Ocean with Iron to Save Salmon

    Seafloor methane bubbling up. One of the most dangerous things lurking in the deep isn't a hungry Kraken—it's a frozen form of methane.

  • BP says recent oil sheen in Gulf likely came from discarded equipment

    The equipment, an 86-ton steel container called a cofferdam, trapped oil and slushy methane hydrates from a leaking drill pipe in an attempt to funnel it to the surface.

  • The end of the cheap hydrocarbons era

    Gas can be found in soil in the form of methane concentrated in coal layers, or as associated gas close to oil fields. Sand layers can also be charged with gas, and it may also be found in the form of crystal gas hydrates under the sea floor. Another ...

  • BP asks to abandon plugged containment dome on bottom of Gulf of Mexico

    A mixture of oil and slushy methane hydrate -- a frozen form of natural gas -- is believed to have plugged the exit leading to the stovepipe at the top of the dome during the oil collection attempt.

  • READER SUBMITTED: Human Impact On Climate Focus of UConn Teale ...

    Many components of the Earth system, including the ice sheets, sea level, and parts of the carbon cycle such as permafrost peats and methane hydrates, will respond most strongly to a prolonged change in climate that CO2 emissions will produce. Archer ...

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