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October 13, 2006


I haven't the faintest idea what natural gas is since my background is in the arts and literary field. But methane seems to be an interesting element. Once oil production runs out, I am sure countries with loads of methane will become rich. I was reading an article in a French scientific report that said the nipah palm one sees in the mangrove swamps in SE Asia - has potentially double the amount of oil than the palm oil plant. [It's also the palm that produces the luscious attap chee seeds which Singaporeans love so much in their ice kachang]. It's a pity that all our mangrove swamps in Pulau Tekong no longer exist. I remember there were mangrove swamps with these palms in the 70s when I did my NS. Maybe somebody should look into this?

Have a nice weekend, Sir.

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