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  Gas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A gas is one of the four major phases of matter (after solid and liquid, and followed by plasma, that subsequently appear as a solid material is subjected to increasingly higher temperatures.
The thermodynamic state of a gas is characterized by its volume, its temperature, which is determined by the average velocity or kinetic energy of the molecules, and its pressure, which measures the average force exerted by the molecules colliding against a surface.
The word "gas" was apparently proposed by the 17th century chemist Jan Baptist van Helmont, as a phonetic spelling of his Dutch pronunciation of the Greek word "chaos".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gas   (679 words)

  
 First World War.com - Weapons of War - Poison Gas
The Germans' use of chlorine gas provoked immediate widespread condemnation, and certainly damaged German relations with the neutral powers, including the U.S. The gas attacks were placed to rapid propaganda use by the British although they planned to respond in kind.
Raising Special Gas Companies in the wake of the Germans' April attack (of approximately 1,400 men) operating under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Foulkes, instructions were given to prepare for a gas attack at Loos in September 1915.
Gas never turned out to be the weapon that turned the tide of the war, as was often predicted.
www.firstworldwar.com /weaponry/gas.htm   (1737 words)

  
 Gas in the Digestive Tract   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Gas is made primarily of odorless vapors—carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and sometimes methane.
The sugars that cause gas are raffinose, lactose, fructose, and sorbitol.
In addition, to determine if someone produces too much gas in the colon or is unusually sensitive to the passage of normal gas volumes, the doctor may ask patients to count the number of times they pass gas during the day and include this information in a diary.
digestive.niddk.nih.gov /ddiseases/pubs/gas/index.htm   (2160 words)

  
 TAMU Oceanography: Gas Hydrates
Gas hydrates are ice-like minerals that form at the low temperatures and high pressures in the deep sea.
Gas hydrates can be grown and carefully studied in the laboratory, but the problem is that laboratory experiments are only simple simulations.
It is possible to drill for conventional gas reservoirs in the sea at great water depths, but it is not always possible to produce that gas because of economic problems associated with long pipelines across unstable continental slopes.
www-ocean.tamu.edu /Quarterdeck/QD5.3/sassen.html   (1995 words)

  
 Gas in the Digestive Tract
Gas in the digestive tract is not a subject that most people like to talk about, but the truth is that all of us have it and must get rid of it in some way.
A common cause of excess lower intestinal gas is that a person’s body may not have enough lactase, an enzyme normally found in the small intestine.
Gas in the upper abdomen often is relieved by belching.
www.gastro.org /wmspage.cfm?parm1=689   (1433 words)

  
 Natural gas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gas with a significant amount of sulfur impurities, such as hydrogen sulfide, is termed sour gas and often referred to as "acid gas".
Quantities of natural gas are measured in normal cubic metres (corresponding to 0° C at 1 atm) or in standard cubic feet (corresponding to 60° F and 30 inHg).
The natural gas crisis is typically described by the increasing price of natural gas in the U.S. over the last few years, due to the decline in indigenous supply and the increase in demand for electricity generation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Natural_gas   (2856 words)

  
 Gas
Gas is usually just the result of certain habits or diet choices.
Excessive flatus (rectal gas) is most often produced by bacteria in the colon (the large intestine).
For those people frequently bothered with excessive gas, a special diet may be recommended to identify and eliminate the offending foods.
www.gicare.com /pated/ecdgs06.htm   (1130 words)

  
 Trenches on the Web - Armory: Gas Warfare
Gas was a nuisance, a crippling nuisance, often only wounding and causing widespread panic instead of outright killing.
The cannister gas mask was developed to protect the soldier from the use of chlorine gas and tearing agents such as xylyl bromide.
Gas was invented (and very successfully used) as a terror weapon meant to instill confusion and panic among the enemy prior to an offensive.
www.worldwar1.com /arm006.htm   (1180 words)

  
 Poison Gases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Chlorine gas destroyed the respiratory organs of its victims and this led to a slow death by asphyxiation.
One disadvantage for the side that launched chlorine gas attacks was that it made the victim cough and therefore limited his intake of the poison.
Other fellows with gas helmets on, looking very frightened in the half-light, were lifting timber off me and one was forcing a gas helmet on me. Even when you were all right, to wear a gas helmet was uncomfortable, your nose pinched, sucking air through a canister of chemicals.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWgas.htm   (2095 words)

  
 HSE - Gas: Home
When gas does not burn properly, as with other fuels such as coal, wood or oil, excess CO is produced which is poisonous.
Natural gas is distributed through a network of buried transmission and distribution pipes which total around 275000 km.
Gas releases have occurred as a result of mains failures but also as a result of accidental damage.
www.hse.gov.uk /gas/index.htm   (279 words)

  
 Facts on Farts (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Gas is more mobile than other components, and small bubbles coalesce to from larger bubbles en route to the exit.
When peristalsis is not active, gas bubbles may begin to percolate upwards again, but they won't get very far due to the complicated and convoluted shape of the intestine.
Any gas expelled by a cnidarian would be more appropriately termed a belch rather than a fart, since the animal lacks intestines and separate anus.
www.heptune.com.cob-web.org:8888 /farts.html   (8665 words)

  
 NaturalGas.org
The purpose of this website is to provide visitors with a comprehensive information source for topics related to natural gas, and present an unbiased learning tool for students, teachers, industry, media, and government.
Natural gas is a principle source of energy for many of our day-to-day needs and activities.
The process of getting natural gas out of the ground, and to its final destination to be used, is a complicated one.
www.naturalgas.org   (210 words)

  
 Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report
The weekly stocks generally are the volumes of working gas as of the report date.
The sample was selected from the list of storage operators to achieve a target standard error of the estimate of working gas in storage which was no greater than 5 percent for each region.
Working gas in storage was 3,417 Bcf as of Friday, November 24, 2006, according to EIA estimates.
tonto.eia.doe.gov /oog/info/ngs/ngs.html   (374 words)

  
 Energy - Gas
Recent European Union legislation means that, from July 2007 at the latest, all consumers will be free to shop around for gas and electricity supplies.
At the same time, the European Union is working to ensure that infrastructure, such as electricity and gas transmission networks, is improved, to transport energy as efficiently as possible to where it is needed.
All stakeholders meet regularly in the Madrid Forum to discuss how the gas market could be improved.
ec.europa.eu /energy/gas/index_en.htm   (148 words)

  
 Chlorine Gas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
When the gas arrived at the Allied front-trenches soldiers began to complain about pains in the chests and a burning sensation in their throats.
The effect of the gas was so overwhelming that the whole of the positions occupied by the French divisions were rendered incapable of resistance.
The whole air was tainted with the acrid smell of chlorine that caught at the back of men's throats and filled their mouths with its metallic taste.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWchlorine.htm   (1376 words)

  
 Gas Products Home
Daniel long ago established and today sustains leadership in measurement for custody transfer of natural gas.
is a natural gas measurement technology with no moving parts, minimal pressure loss and flexible, bi-directional measurement.
are recognized around the world for accurate and dependable energy measurement and natural gas composition.
www.emersonprocess.com /daniel/products/gas/productlevel1.htm   (275 words)

  
 MedlinePlus: Gas
Gas in the Digestive Tract (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
Gas and Gas Pains (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
The primary NIH organization for research on Gas is the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/gas.html   (182 words)

  
 During Your Pregnancy: Gas
Most pregnant women suffer from bloating and increased gas in the belly at some point during pregnancy.
Gas leads to bloating, burping, passing gas, discomfort, and pain in the belly—especially after a big meal.
Gas pain is accompanied by blood in your stool, severe diarrhea, or increased nausea and vomiting.
www.marchofdimes.com /pnhec/159_15246.asp   (352 words)

  
 Natural Gas Weekly Update
Natural Gas Annual 2005 (NGA2005), which provides comprehensive information on the supply and disposition of natural gas in the United States.
According to the NGA2005, the national average wellhead price for natural gas in 2005 was $7.33 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf), 34 percent higher than the 2004 average of $5.46 per Mcf.
  Under standard lease terms, 13 percent of the natural gas and 3 percent of the oil are accessible, and 60 percent of the natural gas and 46 percent of the oil are accessible subject to certain restrictions.
tonto.eia.doe.gov /oog/info/ngw/ngupdate.asp   (2090 words)

  
 MichPSC-Nat Gas Utility Addresses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Cherryland Propane, Great Lakes Energy Gas Services and Shell Gas (LPG) Bulk LLC filed an application at the MPSC requesting that Cherryland Propane and Great Lakes Energy Gas Services certificates of public convenience and necessity be transferred to Shell Gas (LPG) Bulk LLC.
Because Cherryland is not yet providing natural gas service, there is currently no rate book for Cherryland on the natural gas Rate Book page, or prices for natural gas service on Gas Rates page.
While the Michigan Public Service Commission has granted Great Lakes Energy Cooperative authority to provide gas service in the townships listed in their rate book, the service is being met by propane gas, with permission to change to natural gas in the future.
www.cis.state.mi.us /mpsc/gas/address.htm   (383 words)

  
 Blossman Gas : Propane Gas & Appliance
Specializing in propane since 1951, Blossman can help guide you in the selection of gas logs or a gas fireplace to fit your existing opening or show you supplemental heat options with new vent-free gas logs or zone heating appliances.
Gas water heaters and clothes dryers are significantly more efficient and less expensive to operate than electric options.
In agriculture, business, and industry Blossman gas is quickly becoming the fuel of choice because it is cost-effective, environmentally-friendly, and extremely portable.
www.blossmangas.com   (146 words)

  
 Gas (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
India plans to get more oil and gas from Russia as part of its efforts to diversify sources of energy, Petroleum Minister Murli Deora said on Saturday.
Mitsui & Co., Marubeni Corp. and Sumitomo Corp. have agreed to a tie-up in the wholesale business for liquefied petroleum gas in the hope of reducing costs, it was...
As the world debates what to do about global warming, butterflies and ski-lift operators, polar bears and hydroelectric planners are on the move.
www.gas.com.cob-web.org:8888   (720 words)

  
 Beat High Gas Prices - Gas Money Saving Tips (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
But gas prices are on their way up.
The insider's secret to buying higher quality gas based solely on the number of people filling up their tanks.
The amount of money you can save in gas over your lifetime may be more than 100 times compared to the cost of this information.
www.gasmoneysavingtips.com.cob-web.org:8888   (1930 words)

  
 Gas 1.1.5 - MacUpdate
Gas tracks the mileage, gallons of gas, types of miles (highway, city, etc) and the type of gas used for those miles.
Then, a summary is provided to give an overview of your cars gas usage under all situations.
I'd like to be able to edit the 'gas' type - here is Australia, it is possible to buy gas (LPG), petrol (regular, and premium) and diesel.
www.macupdate.com /info.php/id/17075   (280 words)

  
 USGS Photo Glossary: Volcanic gas
During periods of sustained eruption from Pu`u `O`o between 1986 and 2000, Kilauea emitted about 2,000 to 1,000 metric tonnes of irritating sulfur dioxide gas (SO) gas each day.
In such cases, gases may escape continuously into the atmosphere from the soil, volcanic vents, fumaroles, and hydrothermal systems.
The most common gas released by magma is steam (H
volcanoes.usgs.gov /Products/Pglossary/VolcGas.html   (153 words)

  
 US EPA - Gas STAR
Through the Program, EPA works with companies that produce, process, and transmit and distribute natural gas to identify and promote the implementation of cost-effective technologies and practices to reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
Basic Information – Learn more about methane emissions from oil and gas systems and how Natural Gas STAR is working collaboratively with the industry to reduce emissions.
Partners – Find the companies that are voluntarily working with EPA to reduce emissions from their operations.
www.epa.gov /gasstar   (436 words)

  
 Chem4Kids.com: Matter: Gases
That's a big layer of gas that surrounds the Earth.
No matter what shape you make the balloon it will be evenly filled with the gas atoms.
Those are both examples of gas forced into a space smaller than it would want, and the gas escapes the first chance it gets.
www.chem4kids.com /files/matter_gas.html   (283 words)

  
 American Gas Association
Gas Facts 2005, A Statistical Record of the Gas Industry, 2004 Data
AGF funds independent, critical research that can be used by policy experts, government officials, the media and others to help formulate fact-based energy policies that will serve this country well in the future.
James H. DeGraffenreidt, the chairman and CEO of Washington Gas Light Company, wants to align the natural gas utility industry more closely with the concerns of the customer.
www.aga.org   (240 words)

  
 Welcome to SoCalGas.com!
Natural gas prices are predicted to be lower this winter.
Find out if you qualify to receive no-cost energy-saving home improvements such as door weather-stripping through our Direct Assistance Program.
You may now be able to receive an e-bill from The Gas Company at your home banking site.
www.socalgas.com   (107 words)

  
 GasBuddy.com - Find Low Gas Prices in the USA and Canada
It is a network of more than 173+ gas price information web sites that helps you find low gasoline prices.
Gasoline prices change frequently and may vary by as much as 20 percent within only a few blocks it is important to be able locate the service station with the lowest priced fuel.
See what gas prices are around the United States and Canada with our gas price temperature maps!
www.gasbuddy.com   (212 words)

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