Chapter 6

Natural Gas

Abstract

Natural Gas is a form of hydrocarbon that is strongly related to oil. In the United States it is widely used for space-heating and to generate electricity. However, even though gas production peaked in the US in 1971, it has been resurrected through the shale gas boom. Moreover, natural gas remains the third most widely used energy source in the world, ranking just below coal.

Keywords

natural gas

Hubbert model

shale gas

LNG

storage reservoirs

Natural gas is another form of hydrocarbon that is strongly related to oil. Normally, natural gas is produced from reservoirs that are separate and distinct from oil reservoirs, although there is always some gas produced form oil reservoirs as well. In the United States, as well as ...

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