Frozen Heat: A Global Outlook on Methane Hydrate

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The United Nations Environmental Programme released this new, two-volume report in March 2015. Frozen Heat: A Global Outlook on Methane Hydrate details the science and history of gas hydrates, evaluates the current state of gas hydrate research, and explores the potential impact of this untapped natural gas source on the future global energy mix. An executive summary of report is also available. Researchers from the National Energy Technology Laboratory were part of an international team that contributed to the report.

  • Volume 1—The role of gas hydrates in natural systems.
  • Volume 2—The potential impacts of gas hydrates as a possible new and global energy resource.
  • Executive Summary—A 32-page summary of the two-volume report.