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Methane clathrate, also know as flammable ice, methane hydrate, hydromethane, methane ice, fire ice, natural gas hydrate, or gas hydrate, is a solid clathrate compound (more specifically, a clathrate hydrate) in which a large amount of methane is trapped within a crystal structure of water, forming a solid similar to ice.
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  • By Zheng Xin(China Daily)2017-08-29 09:07

    China has pledged to push further ahead with the exploration and production of gas hydrate in the Shenhu area of the South China Sea, following its success in mining gas hydrate in the region. The Ministry of Land and Resources, Guangdong province and China National Petroleum Corp, the nation's larg...

  • (Xinhua)2017-07-10 09:57

    BEIJING — China on Sunday completed the trial exploration of flammable ice in the South China Sea, which extracted more than 300,000 cubic meters after a 60 day non-stop mining operation. Starting from May 10, the mining operation in waters aout 320 kilometers to the southeast of Zhuhai city, Guan...

  • (Xinhua)2017-06-22 09:31

    BEIJING - China has extracted about 235,000 cubic meters of the combustible ice from the South China Sea, beating previous expectations for the mining operation. Wednesday afternoon marked six weeks of an ongoing mining operation in waters near the Pearl River estuary, without being disrupted by thi...

  • By Zheng Xin(China Daily)2017-06-19 07:05

    Successes mean combustible ice may be next big source of cleaner energy Editor's note: In the run-up to the 19th Communist Party of China National Congress, China Daily will cover a series of key projects of national importance, showcasing the country's huge improvement and relentless efforts in man...

  • By Zhong Nan And Ren Xiaojin(China Daily)2017-05-26 07:30

    Move is part of effort to enhance energy security and secure available resourcesThe construction of the ultra-deep-water semisubmersible drilling rig Blue Whale 2, which can mine both combustible ice and oil, will be completed in the second half of this year, according to its manufacturer.China Yant...

  • (China Daily)2017-05-22 08:01

    ON THURSDAY, THE MINISTRY OF LAND AND RESOURCES announced that China had become the first country to viably extract gas from methane hydrates. Xinhua News Agency commented on Friday: This month's successful trial operations in test drilling and production in the South China Sea extracted an average ...

  • By Zheng Xin(China Daily)2017-05-19 07:19

    China has became the first country to produce methane gas trapped in icelike crystals beneath the South China Sea, the Ministry of Land and Resources said on Thursday. The test drilling and production operation conducted in the region this month by China International Marine Containers Group and Chi...

  • (China Daily)2014-09-17 07:06

    Gas hydrate, also called flammable ice or fire ice, is an icelike substance with natural gas locked inside under high-pressure and low-temperature conditions. If gas hydrate is warmed or decompressed, it can quickly expand to 164 times its volume, breaking up into water and natural gas. Gas hydrat...

  • By Wang Qian(China Daily)2014-09-17 07:06

    China will begin commercial production of gas hydrate - an enormous, untapped energy source in permafrost and ocean sediments - around 2030 as it tries to diversify its energy mix by tapping into unconventional sources. Li Jinfa, deputy director of China Geological Survey, said that with consistent...

  • By Lyu Chang(China Daily)2014-02-13 08:27

    Locked within frozen rock under the Qinghai-Tibet plateau and deep beneath the South China Sea, methane hydrate, also known as "flammable ice", is called the king of all energies. With its potential reserves twice as much as fossil fuel, this new source of natural gas, often trapped in ice-like crys...

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