A drilling platform for combustible ice is seen in the Shenhu area of the South China Sea, off the coast of southern China’s Guangdong province. Photo: Reuters.
A drilling platform for combustible ice is seen in the Shenhu area of the South China Sea, off the coast of southern China’s Guangdong province. Photo: Reuters.

China taps ‘combustible ice’ from sea floor, but extracting gas will be a costly challenge

Teams extract 235,000 cubic metres of gas hydrate in ‘historic breakthrough’ in drilling tests in the South China Sea

A drilling platform for combustible ice is seen in the Shenhu area of the South China Sea, off the coast of southern China’s Guangdong province. Photo: Reuters.
A drilling platform for combustible ice is seen in the Shenhu area of the South China Sea, off the coast of southern China’s Guangdong province. Photo: Reuters.
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