Japan cheers world-first gas from methane hydrates

Japan has achieved the world’s first gas extraction from offshore methane hydrate deposits, said energy explorer Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp (JOGMEC), who is targeting commercial production within six years.

World first: JOGMEC has successfully extracted gas from methane hydrate deposits off Japan's central coast
World first: JOGMEC has successfully extracted gas from methane hydrate deposits off Japan's central coast
Asia & Oceania
Published 12 March 2013, 07:22Updated 12 March 2013, 07:22