Oregon State University (OSU) researchers found SAR11, the oceans’ most abundant organism, has ability to create methane, or natural gas.  The oxygen-rich surface waters of the world’s major oceans are supersaturated with methane – a powerful greenhouse gas that is roughly 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. So far little is known about the […]

There is a lot of methane, the prime component of natural gas in the crust of the earth and on the surface.  Souring where it all comes from is a topic of considerable debate with several theories on how the molecule forms.  The theories range from simple to complex, some even suggest methane is seeping […]