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Gas Hydrates

Vast areas offshore of New Zealand are predicted to contain gas hydrates. New Zealand’s largest known gas hydrate province is located on the Hikurangi Margin, east of the North Island, and a smaller province to the southwest of Fiordland.

Gas produced from hydrates may be an important source of clean energy in the future, securing New Zealand’s supply with indigenous gas for decades to come. GNS Science has led research into New Zealand’s gas hydrates since 1993.

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Contact: Ingo Pecher