Rwanda's methane lake – Hotels have rushed to set up along the coast of Rwanda's Lake Kivu to cater for the influx of visitors, no doubt lured in by the idyllic beach setting.
Rwanda's methane lake – The lake has more than 200 kilometers of shoreline, and fishing is the main source of income for millions of people along he way.
Rwanda's methane lake – What these tourists may not know, however, is that because of the area's volcanoes and anaerobic bacteria in the water, Lake Kivu is a storehouse for 60 billion cubic meters of methane gas, and susceptible to underwater eruptions. It is one of three "exploding lakes" in the world.
Rwanda's methane lake – The government is degassing the lake of methane, both to save lives and provide a lucrative power source. Plans are in place to pump out enough gas for power the entire country.