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China says succeeded in extracting gas hydrates in South China Sea

BEIJING (Kyodo) -- China said Thursday it has successfully extracted samples of natural gas hydrate for the first time in the South China Sea.

The ice-like burnable compound, containing a huge amount of methane, is seen as a potent alternative source of energy to conventional fossil fuels, with countries like Canada, Japan and the United States also accelerating their projects.

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