China extracts record amount of natural gas from Gas Hydrates in South China Sea

China most certainly has an incentive to make hydrates work for themselves. Energy imports are one of its most important Achilles heels. And they want to reduce this threat as much as they possibly can. Even if it costs them money. But the est of the world will watch on and as soon as they have cracked this case, the rest of the world will copy-paste. Good thing.

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