Japan reported the successful extraction of natural gas from methane hydrate frozen.
Methane hydrates - a crystalline compound of water and methane.
These deposits are located 50 km from the coast of Japan.
Methane hydrate is in the depths of the ocean, only one Japanese waters of Nankai can give 1, 1 trillion cubic meters of gas - which is equal to 11 years of gas imports to this country!
News that can turn the status quo on the world energy market. Not very good news for Russia (
World reserves of methane hydrate estimated 2,500 gigatons of carbon
for example, conventional hydrocarbons (oil and gas) are estimated at "only" 230 gigatons!