China conducted its first operation to extract natural gas from gas hydrates in the South China Sea in 2017. Photo: Reuters

China extracts 861,400 cubic metres of natural gas from ‘flammable ice’ in South China Sea

  • Volume of fuel extracted from gas hydrates is a new world record, natural resources ministry says
  • Month-long trial also sets a ‘solid technical foundation for commercial exploitation’, it says
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China conducted its first operation to extract natural gas from gas hydrates in the South China Sea in 2017. Photo: Reuters
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