For those interested in methane, you may want to visit the ConocoPhillips webpage section on Emerging Technology.
They seem to be the leaders in methane Hydrate production for now:
"ConocoPhillips has been selected by the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE) to perform the
first field trial of a promising technology that
would allow the production of methane from
gas hydrates on Alaska’s North Slope."
There is more interesting info there and a diagram of what they are doing.
about how much methyane hydrate is there, anyway?
U.S. Geological Survey
Marine and Coastal Geology Program
The worldwide amounts of carbon bound in gas hydrates is conservatively estimated to total twice the amount of carbon to be found in all known fossil fuels on Earth.
This estimate is made with minimal information from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other studies. Extraction of methane from hydrates could provide an enormous energy and petroleum feedstock resource. Additionally, conventional gas resources appear to be trapped beneath methane hydrate layers in ocean sediments.
Thank you Sand.
Maybe the Mysterious LiXa occult investment cult can spend day and days again on Peak on today? Sadly probably will at some point in the near future.