Natural Gas Hydrate as an Upcoming Resource of Energy

Arora, Amit and Cameotra, Swaranjit Singh (2015) Natural Gas Hydrate as an Upcoming Resource of Energy. Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology, 06 (01). ISSN 21577463

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With increasing energy demand and depleting energy resources, gas hydrates may serve as a potentially important resource for future energy requirements. Methane gas hydrates is one such source of methane gas which is trapped in crystalline ice like structure in permafrost regions and beneath the sea in outer continental margins. It is estimated that total amount of carbon in the form of methane hydrates, far exceeds the carbon content in all the fossil fuel reserves put together and hence these are supposed to be the future potential energy resource. Like several other countries, India has also started a national gas hydrate programme for focussed exploration and possible exploitation of this important natural gas resource. This review article briefly takes up the issues related to understanding of methane hydrates, their origin, occurrence, energy potential and its exploitation techniques.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Open Access
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hydrate;Natural Gas
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Depositing User: Dr. K.P.S.Sengar
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 04:18
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2016 04:18

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