Assessment of Gas Hydrate Resources on the North Slope, Alaska, 2008

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently completed the first assessment of the undiscovered technically recoverable gas-hydrate resources on the North Slope of Alaska. Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the USGS estimates that there are about 85 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of undiscovered, technically recoverable gas resources within gas hydrates in northern Alaska. Read the full reports linked below.

Fact Sheet 2008-3073 - Assessment of Gas Hydrate Resources on the North Slope, Alaska

DDS-69-CC - National Assessment of Oil and Gas Project: Geologic Assessment of Undiscovered Gas Hydrate Resources on the North Slope, Alaska

Department of Interior Press Release