Methane

  • Indian sensor to sniff out methane in Mars orbit November 4, 2013

    India's tryst with Mars could lead to finding methane on the Red Planet for the first time by a sensor onboard the spacecraft being launched on Tuesday from Sriharikota spaceport, 80 km northeast of Chennai. Of the five scientific instruments, the 1.3-tonne Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) will carry to the Red...
  • NASA's Curiosity unable to detect methane on Mars September 20, 2013

    No life on Mars? Hopes of finding alien life on Mars may have been dashed after new data from NASA's Curiosity rover revealed that the Red Planet lacks methane gas, researchers, including one of Indian origin, say. Whether the Martian atmosphere contains traces of the gas has been a question of...
  • Gas price: RIL apprehensive over Rangarajan price formula July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries, the country's largest oil and gas player, has spoken out for the first time since the Government of India accepted the Rangarajan price formula. RIL has said that it welcomes the government's move, but apprehensions still exist. The Rangarajan price formula will essentially double the gas price...
  • Methane leaks from ONGC well, US firm to help June 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Natural gas containing almost 95 per cent Methane has been leaking from an ONGC well at Konaban village in western Tripura for the last six days. The leakage started on the evening of June 14, when ONGC personnel and engineers were engaged in routine maintenance work at the...
  • How pet waste can be used to produce power September 24, 2010

    Matthew Mazzotta came up with the 'spark project', which created a special methane digester that uses pet waste to produce power. ...
  • Methane leak in Durgapur Steel Plant, 27 ill July 15, 2010

    Kolkata: At least 27 workers fell ill after 'increased emission' of carbon monoxide and methane from a blast furnace of Durgapur Steel Plant on Thursday morning. This incident occurred a day after chlorine gas leaked in Bombay Port Trust's (BPT) Hay Bandar premises, leading to at least 120 people in hospital. Out...
  • Life on Mars? The red planet may not be a dead planet January 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Believe in aliens? Chances are you might soon. There could be life on Mars. Scientists in NASA have found fresh evidence of methane on MARS, which according to Professor of Geological Science at Indiana University Lisa Pratt means, “Methane can be a waste product from microbes that are...
  • Cows contribute more to global warming than an SUV July 14, 2007

    Devon: Scientists in Britain say carbon dioxide from fossil fuels is number one on the list of gases contributing to global warming. And at number two is Methane from among other things, cows. "Methane generation by livestock, in particular cattle and sheep, is a significant contributor to the global warming...
  • Jharia: Deep beneath a hellhole June 20, 2007

    Dhanbad (Jharkhand): It’s another day of work at the Bharat Coking Coal Limited mines and Kishori Lal collects his helmet with its unique number. It’s the number that will mark him out in case of an accident. Being a miner was not Kishori's first choice. He was drawn into the...
  • Vegan diet helps fight climate change June 30, 2007

    London: Eating less meat and dairy could help tackle climate change by reducing the amount of methane gas emitted by cows and sheep, a government agency says. In an email leaked to a vegetarian campaign group, Viva, an Environment Agency official expressed sympathy for the green benefits of...
  • RIL begins tapping methane in MP April 2, 2007

    New Delhi: Tapping of coal-based methane has begun at six experimental wells sunk by Reliance Industries in Sohagpur thsil of Madhya Pradesh's Shahdol district. Forty such wells have been dug and a total of 1,000 - depth varying from 500 to 600 ft - would be sunk under the Rs 3,600-crore...
  • CBM contracts to fetch $1 bn for Govt November 7, 2006

    New Delhi: The Government is expecting about $1 billion investment in exploration of gas trapped below the coal seams in nine areas, contracts for which were signed on Tuesday. A consortium led by Anil Ambani Group companies RNRL and REL with GeoPetrol signed production sharing contracts for four Coal Bed Methane...
  • Methane a new climate threat: Study September 7, 2006

    Washington: Global warming gases trapped in the soil are bubbling out of the thawing permafrost in amounts far higher than previously thought and may trigger what researchers warn is a climate time bomb. Methane- a greenhouse gas 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide- is being released from the permafrost at...
  • 'Anil Group never question the criteria' August 29, 2006

    New Delhi: Under attack from Anil Ambani Group (ADAG) for alleged discrimination in evaluation of coal bed methane blocks, oil regulator DGH mounted a counter offensive on Tuesday, saying ADAG never questioned the criteria for bid evaluation before the tender closed. Director General of Hydrocarbon V K Sibal, who is fully...