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Gas Hydrates

Gas Hydrates: A Dangerously Large Source of Unconventional Hydrocarbons

October 31, 2012

Gas hydrates are a frozen form of methane found in Arctic regions as well as under the seabed. Commercially exploiting gas hydrates on any significant scale may prove to be extremely challenging—but if successful, it would prolong our dependency on fossil fuels and contribute to ever-growing greenhouse gas emissions.

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This is a chapter from The ENERGY Reader: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth (2012).