UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2014

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    *-answer-options-*  All of these
    With reference to two non-conventional energy sources called 'coalbed methane' and 'shale gas', consider the following statements.
    1. Coalbed methane is the pure methane gas extracted from coal seams, while shale gas is a mixture of propane and butane only that can be extracted from fine-grained sedimentary rocks.
    2. In India, abundant coalbed methane sources exist, but so far no shale gas sources have been found.
    Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only-1             

    B)  Only 2

    C)  Both 1 and 2                

    D)  Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    Exp. [d] Shale gas is prima rily methane, so option 1 is wrong. Also Shale gas is found in India, though it's utilisation is very less. Thus, option  is correct.

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