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  • Photo of Natural Gas Hitting Records in the U.S.

    Natural Gas Hitting Records in the U.S.

    Natural gas, like other fossil fuels, is formed from the remains of plants and animals that had millennia to decompose. This organic matter is compressed by layers of sand, silt, and rock. It is made up of various components, such as hydrocarbon liquids, carbon dioxide, and water vapor. But the most dominant component is methane.  Ten countries account for more…

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    All About Natural Gas: The Best Fossil Fuel

    Fossil fuels such as coal and petroleum have recently fallen under scrutiny for their adverse effects on the environment. There is another side of non-renewable energy that many opposers are not aware of, however, which comes from natural gas.  Natural gas is a fossil fuel that can be made of a combination of methane, ethane, and hydrocarbons. Similar to other…

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