I am taking a chance with a very long article about oil production in the United States. As you know from previous blog posts, I believe our new technologies to exploit oil and gas reserves are a game changer and will significantly improve our competitive position in the world. The attached article discusses crystalline natural gas (also known as methane hydrate) which was discovered in the 1970’s. This energy source is stored in broad shallow layers on continental margins. By some estimates, it is twice as abundant as all other fossil fuel sources combined. The technology is being developed to exploit this energy source. I had never heard of this energy source and thought you might find this very interesting.
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