Natural Gas and Its use as a Alternative Fuel Compared to Gasoline

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Natural Gas and Its use as a Alternative Fuel Compared to Gasoline Have you ever confused the terms “Natural Gas” and “Gasoline”? Well don’t, because they are two very different types of gases. Natural gas and Gasoline are considered fossil fuels to most scientists because it is believed they were formed from the remains of sea animals and plants that died 200-400 million years ago. These sea animals were then covered by layers of sediment and rock over time which caused them to become buried deeper and deeper, until enormous amounts of pressure and heat turned them into oil and gas. Raw natural gas is a mixture of different gasses and the main ingredient is methane, a natural compound that is
formed
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weights on the surface and record the sound waves as they bounce back from the sedimentary rock layers underground. (www.NEED.org 2011). Scientists may also measure the gravitational pull of rock masses deep within the earth, yet the most widely used and effective way of finding
Natural gas is by drilling down through the layers of sedimentary rock to reach the rock formations that contain oil and gas deposits. After natural gas comes out of the ground, it goes to a processing plant where it is cleaned of impurities and separated into its various components.
Now, the type of natural gas that goes into automobiles is called Liquefied Natural Gas, or
LNG. The process for making LNG starts the same way as producing natural gas, except the natural gas is cooled to -260 degrees Fahrenheit. By doing this, the natural gas changes into
LNG and its volume is reduced 600 times. Another exceptional way Natural gas is found is by 3-
D and 4-D seismic imaging. This technique uses powerful technology from computers to help determine accuracy in whereas to drill. Another technique used to find natural gas is called
“Hydraulic fracturing.”. This involves the injection of more than a million gallons of water, sand and chemicals at high pressure, down and across into horizontally drilled wells as far as 10,000
feet
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