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Natural gas

Natural gas is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon gas mixture consisting primarily of methane, with up to 20 % of other hydrocarbons as well as impurities in varying amounts such as carbon dioxide. Natural gas is widely used as an important energy source in many applications including heating buildings, generating electricity, providing heat and power to industry, as fuel for vehicles and as a chemical feedstock in the manufacture of products such as plastics and other commercially important organic chemicals.

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Natural gas

positive material identification (PMI)

Energy (non-renewable); Natural gas

A method for cross checking the identity of a piece of material, often using a portable spectrometer, usually with x-rays (TN 9266, nuclear analyzer) or a welding arc (Arc Met 900, optical ...

outside screw & yoke (OS&Y)

Energy (non-renewable); Natural gas

A valve design in which the stem threads are above the packing gland or outside the valve body and there is a yoke to support the top or outer end of the stem.

anticlinal trap

Energy; Natural gas

A hydrocarbon trap formed by the upward bowing of strata into a dome or arch.

oil gasification

Energy; Natural gas

The manufacture of gas from oil for use as a fuel.

gas to oil ratio (GOR)

Energy; Natural gas

The volume of gas at atmospheric pressure produced in association with a unit volume of oil.


Energy; Natural gas

The lowest series of formations laid down during the Triassic Period of geological time, it includes sandstones that sometimes contain hydrocarbon traps.

british gas corporation (bgc)

Energy; Natural gas

The nationalized corporation that is responsible for the purchase of gas from oil companies and for its distribution and sale within the United Kingdom.

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