China has explored about 210，000 cubic meters of the estuary2， said Guangzhou Marine3 Geological Bureau.By Saturday afternoon， its daily production is 6，800 cubic meters， the bureau said."The process of gas production is smooth， and we are laying foundation for the next step，" the statement said. exists in seabed or tundra4 areas， which have the strong pressure and low temperature necessary for its stability. It can be ignited like solid ethanol， which is why it is called & ice."One cubic meter of & ice"， a kind of natural gas hydrate， is equal to 164 cubic meters of regular natural gas.