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'''Natural gas''' is a [[petroleum]] product consisting of about 75% [[methane]]. The rest is made up of [[ethane]] (15%) and other [[hydrocarbon|hydrocarbons]].<ref>http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/chemweek/methane/methane.html</ref> It is naturally oderless, so odor is added to make a leak detectible.
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'''Natural gas''' is a [[petroleum]] product consisting of about 70% [[methane]]. The rest is made up of [[ethane]] (15%) and other [[hydrocarbon|hydrocarbons]].<ref>http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/chemweek/methane/methane.html</ref> It is naturally oderless, so odor is added to make a leak detectible.
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Natural gas is considered cleaner than [[coal]] or oil, as it produces less [[pollution]] and [[carbon dioxide]] for the same amount of energy.
  
 
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Revision as of 00:44, 3 July 2009

Natural gas is a petroleum product consisting of about 70% methane. The rest is made up of ethane (15%) and other hydrocarbons.[1] It is naturally oderless, so odor is added to make a leak detectible.

Natural gas is considered cleaner than coal or oil, as it produces less pollution and carbon dioxide for the same amount of energy.

References

  1. http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/chemweek/methane/methane.html