Chapter 2

World Gas Reserve and the Role of Unconventional Gas

Abstract

The role of petroleum products in shaping human energy needs is undeniable. Even though the word “natural gas” is synonymous with petroleum gas, few understand the natural traits of “natural gas” and even fewer appreciate the role of “natural gas” in a natural setting. While there had been no ambiguity in terms what constitutes natural in both material and spiritual senses before modern age, modern age all the way to information is rife with confusion regarding sustainability of energy as well as mere existence of the human race. This chapter presents a delinearized history of energy developments in relation to petroleum production, particularly as it relates to natural gas. ...

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