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Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology
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Field Testing of Gas Hydrates - An Alternative to Conventional Fuels

Amit Arora1, Swaranjit Singh Cameotra2* and Chandrajit Balomajumder2
1Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
2Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India
Corresponding Author : Swaranjit Singh Cameotra
Institute of Microbial Technology, Sector 39A
Chandigarh -160036, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: April 17, 2015; Accepted: July 06, 2015; Published: July 18, 2015
Citation: Arora A, Cameotra SS, Balomajumder C (2015) Field Testing of Gas Hydrates - An Alternative to Conventional Fuels. J Pet Environ Biotechnol 6:235. doi:10.4172/2157-7463.1000235
Copyright: © 2015 Arora A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Consumption of conventional reserves of fossil fuel has created a demand for exploring the new resources. In Current Situation it is worthwhile addressing gas hydrates as one such alternative energy resource. Methane gas hydrates have captured double amount of carbon in comparison to fossil fuels, hence they are seen as substitute to Oil and Gas sector. They are present in permafrost regions and beneath the sea. They are considered as future generation fuels. Like several other countries, India has also started a national gas hydrate programme and possible exploitation of this important natural gas resource. This review article discusses their exploitation efforts put by different countries in near past. India has recently competed National Gas Hydrate Programme NGHP-01 and started NGHP-02 recently. The paper throws light on Field Testing of gas hydrates for Alaska North Slope Site, Mallik Site, SUGAR Project, Qilan Mountain Permafrost and Nankai Trough in brief.

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