China producing 6.8 Mcm/d of methane hydrates in SCS

China is producing 6.8 thousand cubic metres of gas every day from methane hydrate deposits beneath the South China Sea
By Staff reporter 14 June 2017 0 26375

China is producing 6.8 thousand cubic metres (Mcm) of gas every day from methane hydrate deposits beneath the South China Sea, according to state media.

The country had recovered about 210 Mcm of methane hydrates in the sea as of Saturday, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency, which cited the Guangzhou Marine Geological Bureau.

China successfully produced gas last month from offshore deposits about 320 km southeast of Zhuhai in Guangdong.

The Ministry of Land and Resources estimated earlier this month that China has 80 billion tons...

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