Over 40 years ago while drilling a gas well in Turkmenistan, the drill rig collapsed into a sink hole and a cloud of poisonous gas erupted from the hole.It's been burning ever since.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derweze panoramic viewhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/Darvasa_g... intercst
"Geologists had hoped the fire would use all the fuel in a matter of days, but the gas is still burning today. Locals have dubbed the cavern "The Door to Hell".Lovely. Art
Wow. Someone should have figured out how to drop a steam generator into the hole and they could have been producing energy for free for the past 40 years.
You wold think filling the hole with dirt to deprive it of oxygen would not be that hard. . . . .
Volucris writes,You wold think filling the hole with dirt to deprive it of oxygen would not be that hard. . . . . Then you'd have an uncombusted cloud of methane wafting into the atmosphere -- a big explosion hazard. That's why gas gets flared in the oil field.Also, I understand that free methane is worse for the ozone layer than the products of combustion.intercst
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