Can methane hydrates fuel the 21st century?
Vast frozen deposits of natural gas beneath the seafloor may provide energy after inexpensive petroleum runs out.
The Department of Energy proposal for a methane hydrate research program is available at http://www.fe.doe.gov.
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Information on drilling in the Mackenzie Delta is available at http://sts.gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/page1/hydrat/content.html.
The Natural Gas Supply Association has a Web site devoted to methane hydrates at www.hydrates.org.
Timothy S. Collett
Denver Federal Center
Box 25046, Mailstop Code 939
Denver, CO 80225-0046
Geological Survey of Canada
401 Lebreton Street
ttawa, Ontario K1A 0E8
From Science News, Vol. 154, No. 20, November 14, 1998, p. 312. Copyright Ó 1998 by Science Service.
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