Cooperation with the USDOE in the field of gas hydrates, will facilitate active participation of the NGHP and DOE scientists in data collection, analysis and identification of sites for pilot production testing, under the planned NGHP Expedition-02 and 03 in deep water areas of the Eastern, Western and Andaman Sea.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) has formulated the NGHP in 2000.
48) See Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NGHP
Transcript, Town Hall Teleconference at 18 (Oct.
Earlier this year, AMTBT's production was transferred to the NGHP
The role of NGHP
is more exploratory in nature and site-specific, aimed at estimating the potential reserves of gas hydrates, whereas gas hydrate programme of Ministry of Earth Sciences is focused on scientific research and development of technology.
The problem was heightened in 2007, when a new law added mandatory reporting requirements for NGHPs
designed to make it easier for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers the program, to get prompter and greater repayments.