Methane store

The Yuribey river in the middle of summer. Large quantities of methane are stored in the Yamal peninsula in natural gas deposits, permafrost . Permafrost degrades on warming, thus large releases of methane from these sources will occur as a result of warming. Yamal peninsula has huge gas deposits, holding almost a quarter of the world’s known reserves. However if the tundra continues to thaw extraction processes and infrastructure will be increasingly costly and risky.

Photo 11 of 15 in Crossing the Yuribey

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The Yuribey river in the middle of summer.  Large quantities of methane are stored in the Yamal peninsula in natural gas deposits, [tag permafrost permafrost]. Permafrost degrades on warming, thus large releases of methane from these sources will occur as a result of warming. Yamal peninsula has huge gas deposits, holding almost a quarter of the world’s known reserves. However if the tundra continues to thaw extraction processes and infrastructure will be increasingly costly and risky.
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