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In New England, for example, competition between coal and natural gas is not discussed, because very little coal-fired capacity exists or is projected to be built in that region…. As of March 31, 2012, Coastal’s 2P reserves were 149.1 mmboe and its prospective & contingent resources were in excess of 500 mmboe. The mine is being pursued by Peabody Energy. Energy Information Administration, November 7, 2012. < www.eia.gov > Methane hydrates (or gas hydrates) are cage-like lattices of water molecules containing methane, the chief constituent of natural gas. … According to the United States Geological Survey, the world’s gas hydrates may contain more organic carbon than the world’s coal, oil, and other forms of natural gas combined.

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