A 3000 year supply of natural gas for the US.

Methane, locked in frozen deposits, can be released with the injection of the needlessly dreaded carbon dioxide. A 3000 year supply is the conservative estimate. This defines the word “sustainable”.

“The U.S. now produces 21 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas a year. But it possesses 330,000 tcf of natural gas in its methane hydrate resource – theoretically enough to supply the country for 3,000 years (give or take). Using less conservative numbers (for example, a methane hydrate resource of 670,000 tcf), the U.S. is good to go for 6,000 years (give or take).”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/commentary/neil-reynolds/methane-hydrate-technology-fuels-a-new-energy-regime/article2433611/

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