With reference to energy production, Gas Hydrates are:
1. source of Methane gas
2. abundant in sea-beds in deep oceans and the permafrost regions
3. safely exploitable source of energy
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 1 & 2

Gas hydrate is a solid ice-like form of water that mainly contains methane, which constitute a future source of natural gas.Methane gas hydrate is stable at the seafloor at water depths beneath about 500 m depth where temperature does not exceeds gas hydrate stability.Large quantities of gas hydrates exist on the world's continental margins.

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