Natural Gas: A Basic Handbook by James G. Speight

By James G. Speight

Natural fuel represents approximately one-quarter of the world’s strength assets. greater than 1/2 American houses depend upon it as their major heating gas. It serves because the uncooked fabric worthy in daily paints, plastics, medications and explosives. It produces the cleanest of all fossil fuels. it truly is usual gas—and every person should still collect a simple figuring out of it. This useful easy-to-use reference provides the entire fundamentals that each individual may still learn about the ordinary gasoline undefined. Introductory engineers, managers and analysts will reap the benefits of this informative, functional instruction manual. normal fuel continues to be an important part of all power assets, and with an expanding call for for info in this invaluable power resource, Natural fuel: A uncomplicated Handbook is an important software for a person desirous about the strength industry.

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The use of fossil fuels for energy contributes to a number of environmental problems. Natural gas, as the cleanest of the fossil fuels, can be used in many ways to help reduce the emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere. Burning natural gas in the place of other fossil fuels emits fewer harmful pollutants into the atmosphere, and an increased reliance on natural gas can potentially reduce the emission of many of these most harmful pollutants (EIA, 2006). Pollutants emitted in the United States, particularly from the combustion of fossil fuels, have led to the development of many pressing environmental problems.

In addition to broadly locating petroleum reservoirs, 3-D seismic imaging allows for the more accurate placement of wells to be drilled. This increases the productivity of successful wells, allowing for more petroleum and natural gas to be extracted from the ground. In fact, 3-D seismic can increase the recovery rates of productive wells. 2 Exploration 45 four-dimensional (4-0) seismic imaging. This type of imaging is an extension of 3-D imaging technology. However, instead of achieving a simple, static image of the underground, in 4-D imaging the changes in structures and properties of underground formations are observed over time (the fourth dimension).

10 Natural Gas and the Environment Natural gas is an extremely important source of energy for reducing pollution and maintaining a clean and healthy environment. In addition to being an abundant and secure source of energy in the United States, the use of natural gas also offers several environmental benefits over other sources of energy, particularly other fossil fuels. Natural gas burns more cleanly than other fossil fuels. It has fewer emissions of sulfur, carbon, and nitrogen than coal or oil, and it has almost no ash particles left after burning.

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