Gas Hydrates discovered in KG basin: Govt

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New Delhi, Apr 29 (UNI) The government today said a substantial amount of Gas Hydrates were discovered Krishna Godavari basin off the east coast of Andhra Pradesh during the National Gas Hydrates Programme (NGHP) expedition.

In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dinsha Patel said Gas Hydrate occurrence has also been observed in Mahanadi and Andaman Offshore areas.

He pointed out that the detailed studies are to be carried out to estimate the gas hydrate reserves.

''Gas Hydrates are also found in permafrost area in arctic regions,'' Mr Patel added.


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