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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.
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Right now there is no way we could buy a natural gas truck.
Will you just be using natural gas generation to charge the buses?
This sends a message to foreign buyers that we have natural gas to sell.
Turkey receives about 60 percent of its natural gas supplies from Russia.
(Energy)'s got a lot traction from resilience in crude oil and rally in natural gas.
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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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