More good news on the energy front if we choose to take advantage of it. the 100x increase is just for the Gulf of Mexico this methane hydrate is available in the Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Apparently the filed trial is completed and was successful. NETL: Methane Hydrates - DOE/NETL Projects The companies and Feds split the cost. I am fine with the Feds making US gov land areas available for the field trial but I don't think the government should have given the companies the $14M any more than the government should have given Solyndra the $500M.