Gas hydrates represent one of the worlds largest untapped reservoirs of energy and, according to some estimates, have the potential to meet global energy needs for the next thousand years. 'Methane Gas Hydrate' examines this potential by focusing on methane gas hydrate, which is increasingly considered a significant source of energy. 'Methane Gas Hydrate' gives a general overview of natural gas, before delving into the subject of gas hydrates in more detail and methane gas hydrate in particular. As well as discussing methods of gas production, it also discusses the safety and environmental concerns associated with the presence of natural gas hydrates, ranging from their possible impact on the safety of conventional drilling operations to their influence on Earths climate. 'Methane Gas Hydrate' is a useful reference on an increasingly popular energy source. It contains valuable information for chemical engineers and researchers, as well as for postgraduate students.