…is in Turkmenistan. Which is surprising considering until just now if someone had told me there was a country called Turkmenistan I would not have believed them. While drilling in 1971, geologists in Derweze hit a methane gas pocket. Instead of letting the gas into the atmosphere, they decided to burn it off. Forty years later, this two hundred-thirty foot crater is still on fire.
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