China completes methane hydrate extraction trial

China completed a 60-day trial of methane hydrate extraction in the South China Sea on Sunday.
By Staff reporter 10 July 2017 0 26692

China completed a 60-day trial of methane hydrate extraction in the South China Sea on Sunday, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

The trial began on 10 May in waters near the Pearl River estuary and has beaten expectations, according to the China Geological Survey Bureau.

The trial produced more than 300 thousand cubic metres (Mcm) of gas – mainly methane, with an average daily extraction rate of more than 5 Mcm of high purity gas and peak output of 35 Mcm in one day, said...

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