Preface

The demand for primary energy is ever growing. As the world struggles to find new sources of energy it is clear that the fossil fuels will continue to play a dominant role in the foreseeable future.
Many environmentalists view natural gas as a natural bridge fuel between the dominant fossil fuels of today and the renewable fuels of tomorrow. Within the hydrocarbon family the fastest growing hydrocarbon is natural gas. Most estimates put the average rate of growth of 1.5–2.0%.
For a given amount of heat energy, burning natural gas produces about half as much carbon dioxide, the main cause of global warming, as burning coal. One of the primary consumption of natural gas is as a source for electrical generation, and it is increasingly becoming ...

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