Natural Gas

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Natural gas is a mixture of light hydrocarbons, which for the most part is composed of methane and to a lesser extent of ethane, propane, butane, pentane and heavier hydrocarbons.

Natural gas is found in underground wells, just like oil. It may or may not be associated with oil.

It is formed when layers of decomposing plant and animal matter are exposed to intense heat and pressure below the Earth’s surface for several years.

Natural gas is mainly distributed through steel and polyethylene pipelines, materials of high resistance and durability. In liquid state, natural gas can also be distributed through cryogenic containers.

MAIN ADVANTAGES OF NATURAL GAS:

+ 24/7 continuous supply.

+ Safer. Natural gas is lighter than air, it disperses into the environment in the event of a leak.

This allows reducing risks in its handling and use.

+ Ecofriendly, it reduces emissions by up to 90%.

+ Maintenance frequency of natural gas equipment is lower compared to other fuels.

Learn more: What is LNG?