China's exploration of flammable ice sets world records

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-26 15:09:52|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday announced that several breakthroughs were made during a recent trial exploration of mining gas hydrates, known as flammable ice, in the South China Sea.

In a sea area with a depth of 1,225 meters, the country has extracted 861,400 cubic meters of gas, with an average daily extraction of 28,700 cubic meters, setting two new world records, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources.

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