Bluewhale 1, the ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig in Zhuhai, Guangdong. China has succeeded in extracting methane gas from solid deposits under the sea. Photo: Xinhua

The promising new energy source Beijing is tapping from the South China Sea and why it matters

With its successful collection of methane gas from icy methane hydrate, China joined other nations exploring a potential and abundant clean energy resource

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Bluewhale 1, the ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig in Zhuhai, Guangdong. China has succeeded in extracting methane gas from solid deposits under the sea. Photo: Xinhua
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