natural gas, gas(noun)
a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes
The combustible gas found associated with petroleum deposits, and also in other geological formations, comprised predominantly of methane plus variable other constitutents. It is an important source of energy, and is transported long distances by pipelines, or in a liquefied state in tankers, for commercial distribution. Some natural gas deposits contain helium, and comprise the primary source of that rare element.
a mixture of gaseous hydrocarbons associated with petroleum deposits; mostly methane with smaller amounts of ethane, propane and butane; principally used as a fuel
Natural gas is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon gas mixture consisting primarily of methane, but commonly includes varying amounts of other higher alkanes and even a lesser percentage of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and hydrogen sulfide. Natural gas is an energy source often used for heating, cooking, and electricity generation. It is also used as fuel for vehicles and as a chemical feedstock in the manufacture of plastics and other commercially important organic chemicals. Natural gas is found in deep underground natural rock formations or associated with other hydrocarbon reservoirs in coal beds and as methane clathrates. Petroleum is also another resource found in proximity to and with natural gas. Most natural gas was created over time by two mechanisms: biogenic and thermogenic. Biogenic gas is created by methanogenic organisms in marshes, bogs, landfills, and shallow sediments. Deeper in the earth, at greater temperature and pressure, thermogenic gas is created from buried organic material. Before natural gas can be used as a fuel, it must undergo processing to remove impurities, including water, to meet the specifications of marketable natural gas. The by-products of processing include ethane, propane, butanes, pentanes, and higher molecular weight hydrocarbons, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, water vapor, and sometimes helium and nitrogen.
The numerical value of natural gas in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of natural gas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Refiners are paying close attention to natural gas demand and trying to understand what sort of levers they can pull as far as natural gas use is concerned.
Low natural gas prices are a very significant benefit for our customers and they've enjoyed these prices as we've continued to add natural gas for our system.
As you get more economies of scale, you'll see more and more shifting over to natural gas, i think you are going to see larger and larger penetration of natural gas trucks in the marketplace. The economics are there.
Not too many people are optimistic the gas price is going to be higher anytime soon - either LNG or natural gas, so that takes the pressure off any importer, it buys Egypt some time to figure out what they want to do with their domestic gas strategy.
Tanesco must use an energy mix in the order of priority to include natural gas, coal, hydro and renewables if it has to make electricity generation sustainable, natural gas can keep electricity flowing when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind fails to blow. You can switch it on and off pretty quickly.
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- غاز طبيعيArabic
- gas naturalCatalan, Valencian
- zemní plynCzech
- gas naturalSpanish
- گاز طبیعیPersian
- gaz naturelFrench
- բնական գազArmenian
- gas naturalInterlingua
- gas alamIndonesian
- gas naturaleItalian
- 市ガス, 天然ガスJapanese
- naturgassNorwegian Nynorsk
- níłchʼi łikoníNavajo, Navaho
- gaz ziemnyPolish
- gás naturalPortuguese
- gaz naturalRomanian
- природный газRussian
- zemeljski plinSlovene
- doğal gazTurkish
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