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Gamechanging Natural Gas Tech Gets Green Light

forbes.com -- In April, the U.S. Department of Energy and an international consortium of major oil and gas companies completed an unprecedented two-month proof-of-concept test in the North Slope of Alaska. The experiment was supposed to show that a steady flow of methane molecules could be extracted from a substance known as methane or gas hydrates submerged under the sea floor.

It worked and the world moved one step closer to tapping gas hydrates, the most abundant fossil fuel resource on Earth.

Gas hydrates consist of a crystalline substance in which methane molecules – the primary component of natural gas – are trapped in a lattice of water molecules.

“The energy content of methane in hydrate form is immense, possibly exceeding the combined energy content of all other known fossil fuels,”


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Submitted Sep 09, 2012 By: ExplorerWA
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:01:37 PM

time will tell, won't it?
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ok
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 4:47:28 PM


Is this true? Or is this just more industry now-you-see-it now-you-don't bait & switch hype?
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:37:49 PM

Thank you for posting.
doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:01:07 AM

Great. Now if we can set up an infrastructure to use it it would be even better.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:32:32 AM

Green Gas?
zwsn01
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:27:44 AM

I can't wait to switch to NG. Let's get some infrastructure going.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 5:51:47 AM

Natural gas is the fuel of the future
tomok
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 4:25:43 AM

Extracting methane hydrate from the sea floor, where it is trapped in a water molecule lattice. The energy content of methane is immense, a major component of natural gas, odorless, colorless, can be a strong green house gas (72x stronger than CO2 gas) and needs to be handled very carefully to prevent the gas from escaping once captured. Methane, CH4, is difficult to transport from its source. Keep the price of this fuel 'reasonable', not high priced!
Giving the 'green light' requires DOE monitoring and the Gas and Oil companies responsibility to collect and process methane with great care.
Capture methane at land fills and other 'production areas' and use its power close by for 'other' uses.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, has a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
Number43
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 12:49:51 AM

good news if obummer don't stop it.
Number43
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obummer will stop it.
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ok
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 11:11:59 PM

old news
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 11:11:08 PM

I hope they are responsible in their methods.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 11:05:34 PM

CNS has been available for many years. It is unfortunate that we have waited this long.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 11:04:35 PM

Getting methane off the ocean floor in the arctic...anyone else see this as a pipe dream?
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ok
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 11:03:35 PM

Great, but no government subsidies.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 11:03:21 PM

Hope the best for them
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Best wishes!
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 11:01:25 PM

Good luck!
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 11:00:49 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:59:37 PM

Probably blessed by Ovomit to waste more tax payers money
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:59:20 PM

natural gas is the way to go for heating our homes.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:58:50 PM

good news how long until production?
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:54:40 PM

Wow!
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:54:15 PM

Go for it.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:52:59 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:49:21 PM

Interesting...
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:47:40 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:46:31 PM

Isn't technology great! If there's a need, someone will fill it.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:46:10 PM

Hopefully it will work on a massive scale.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:45:16 PM

Yes, lets wait and see.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:44:14 PM

Gamechanging??? let's wait and see.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:43:59 PM

Known by drillers as LIQUID FIRE! Has been a problem getting rid of safly, but is major energy souce, if used!
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:41:44 PM

Natural gas is the way to go.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:40:15 PM

Natural Gas articles like this are making it obvious that Natural Gas is the Next Generation of fossil fuels and it makes one wonder when the auto manufacturers will start to follow the lead of Honda's Natural Gas Civic.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:38:48 PM

way to go....
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Yippee
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:36:26 PM

we need to use more natural gas
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:35:25 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:34:52 PM

we need to head this way
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:34:30 PM

They suspect Methane pocket sink ship in the Bermuda Triange.
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good luck
needs retail infrastructure
good for fleets
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:27:11 PM

Its about time
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Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:25:37 PM

OPEC will not like this article...
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:23:39 PM

Nice to hear.
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that's the way to go.
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:16:50 PM

good.
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Don't let the greenies find out. They will shut it down with one sham or another.

Green is red.
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