Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Global occurrences of gas hydrate

January 1, 2001

Natural gas hydrate is found worldwide in sediments of outer continental margins of all oceans and in polar areas with continuous permafrost. There are currently 77 localities identified globally where geophysical, geochemical and/or geological evidence indicates the presence of gas hydrate. Details concerning individual gas-hydrate occurrences are compiled at a new world-wide-web (www) site ( This site has been created to facilitate global gas-hydrate research by providing information on each of the localities where there is evidence for gas hydrate. Also considered are the implications of gas hydrate as a potential (1) energy resource, (2) factor in global climate change, and (3) geohazard.

Publication Year 2001
Title Global occurrences of gas hydrate
Authors K. A. Kvenvolden, T.D. Lorenson
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Index ID 70023750
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse