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Gas hydrate reserves found off East Coast

HYDERABAD The huge reserves of ‘gas hydrates’, the crystalline solid and ice-like minerals, discovered in East Coast of India are expected to be a solace for the energy crisis faced by the country.

Even if one per cent of the gas hydrate reserves are tapped, it would support country’s fuel requirements for 10 years, said the scientists in the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), under the Ministry of Earth Sciences. The initial estimation of these reserves are said to be at least 1,500 times the country’s current fossil fuel reserves- coal, oil and natural gas put together, a top scientist said.

Kalanchand Sain, a senior scientist leading the research group in NGRI, said that these hydrates are not exploited anywhere in the world…..

Read more: http://www.omantribune.com/index.php?page=news&id=106012&heading=India

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Written by csirindia

November 25, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Posted in NGRI

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