Natural gas is a highly combustible odourless and colourless hydrocarbon gas largely composed of methane. Natural gas is created in roughly the same manner as oil, by processes that act upon organic matter over millions of years.
A stenching agent is added to give it a distinctive and unpleasant smell, sometimes described as rotten cabbage, so that even a very small leak can be easily detected.
High combustibility coupled with ease of use and good clean combustion makes natural gas a highly valued resource.
Natural gas is primarily used for heating homes, cooking and running appliances such as water heaters and clothes dryers.
Posted: Friday 16 October 2020