Natural Gas

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Natural Gas

Energy Sources

Natural gas is a fossil fuel formed when layers of buried plants and animals fossils are exposed to intense heat and pressure over the course thousands of years. The energy that the plants and animals originally gained from the sun is stored in the form of carbon in natural gas. Natural gas is combusted to generate electricity, allowing this stored energy to be transformed into usable power. Natural gas is a nonrenewable resource because it cannot be replenished on a fast enough time frame.

Electricity generation: 25% of the nation's electricity is generated by natural gas.

Heating: More than 50% of American homes use natural gas to efficiently provide heat, hot water and fuel for cooking.

Manufacturing: 96% of manufactured goods we use every day contain products that were made possible with natural gas feedstock.

Natural gas extraction by countries in cubic meters per year.

Natural Gas flame

Video explaining the drilling process

Advantadges:- It is cheap and cost effective.- It is more environmentally friendly than oil or coal. Disadvantages:- It is a non-renewable resource.- It is highly flammable and can be dangerous.