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China Produces Veritable Combustible Ice Mountain from Sea Bed

After six weeks of mining operations near the Pearl River estuary in the South China Sea, according to Xinhua News, China has now extracted approximately 235,000 cubic metres of the combustible ice.

The announcement comes after China together with Japan first extracted the new fossil fuel in May. "China has beaten expectations in completing the trial explorations of combustible ice using local innovations in technology and engineering [this] marks a historic breakthrough”, according to a statement released by the mining site in the Shenhu area of the South China Sea.

China has been commended by its efforts to extract combustible ice from the sea by Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, saying that “China takes once again the leadership” noting that China is number one in terms of…

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