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  Natural gas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In many cases, as with oil fields the natural gas which is recovered in the course of recovering petroleum cannot be profitably sold, and is simply burned at the oil field (known as flaring).
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.
Natural gas is important as a major source for electricity generation through the use of gas turbines and steam turbines.
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 Natural gas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Natural gas (commonly refered to as gas in many countries) is a gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of methane.
In many cases, as with oil fields in Saudi Arabia, the natural gas which is recovered in the course of recovering petroleum cannot be profitably sold, and is simply burned at the oil field (known as).
The gas is instead re-injected back into the ground for possible later recovery, and to assist oil pumping by keeping underground pressures higher.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Natural_gas   (1657 words)

 Methane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Traces of methane gas are present in the thin atmosphere of the Earth's Moon.
Gas pipelines distribute large amounts of natural gas, of which methane is a significant component.
Methane is the main gas that is released by mud volcanoes, eventually accompanied by helium, nitrogen and brines with bromine, iodine and liquid bitumen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Methane   (1059 words)

 ch4 - definition by dict.die.net
Gas generator, an apparatus in which gas is evolved; as: (a) a retort in which volatile hydrocarbons are evolved by heat; (b) a machine in which air is saturated with the vapor of liquid hydrocarbon; a carburetor; (c) a machine for the production of carbonic acid gas, for a["e]rating water, bread, etc. --Knight.
Gas washer (Gas Works), an apparatus within which gas from the condenser is brought in contact with a falling stream of water, to precipitate the tar remaining in it.
Gas works, a manufactory of gas, with all the machinery and appurtenances; a place where gas is generated for lighting cities.
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 Natural gas -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The major difficulty in the use of natural gas is (An exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes) transportation.
Natural gas is supplied to homes where it is used for such purposes as (The act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat) cooking and (The process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature) heating/ (The process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature) cooling.
Extraction of natural gas (or oil) leads to decrease in (The force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)) pressure in the (Tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)) reservoir.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/n/na/natural_gas.htm   (1445 words)

 Natural Gas
Natural gas consists of combustible hydrocarbons which are gaseous at ordinary temperatures and pressures, and have essentially the same origin as fluid hydrocarbons.
Data concerning the gas consumed in Arkansas in 1993 indicate that 67 percent is used for industrial and commercial purposes, and the remainder being divided between residential (20 percent), electric power generation (9 percent), and transportation (4 percent).
Most drilling conducted for natural gas in the Arkoma basin is presently done by rigs which utilize air to remove cuttings from the bottom of the hole, whereas standard rotary rigs utilizing mud as a medium to remove cuttings are used in southern Arkansas.
www.state.ar.us /agc/natural.htm   (858 words)

 marsh gas on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation Releases Un-audited Results for the First Half of 2003 and Provides Operational Update.
Biloxi Marsh Land Corporation Announces Results for the Year 2003 and Provides Update.
Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation Elects Class II Directors, Declares Cash Dividend and Announces the Establishment of Website.
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 Chapter Garret <i>to</i> Gastight of G by Webster's Dictionary (1913 Edition)
A complex mixture of gases, of which the most important constituents are marsh gas, olefiant gas, and hydrogen, artificially produced by the destructive distillation of gas coal, or sometimes of peat, wood, oil, resin, etc. It gives a brilliant light when burned, and is the common gas used for illuminating purposes.
Gas is often used adjectively or in combination; as, gas fitter or gasfitter; gas meter or gas-meter, etc.
a device for conveying illuminating or combustible gas from the pipe to the gas- burner, consisting of an appendage of cast, wrought, or drawn metal, with tubes upon which the burners, keys, etc., are adjusted.
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 MARSH - Definition
{Marsh hen} (Zo["o]l.), a rail; esp., {Rallus elegans} of fresh-water marshes, and {R.
{Marsh mallow} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Alth[ae]a} ({A.
officinalis}) common in marshes near the seashore, and whose root is much used in medicine as a demulcent.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/marsh   (375 words)

 Natural gas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is usually found in oil fields, but is also generated in swamps and marshes (where it is called swamp gas or marsh gas), in landfill sites, and during digestion in animals (see flatulence).
Natural gas is often stored as compressed natural gas or CNG, for use in rural homes without connections to pipedd-in public utility services, or with portable grills.
Combustion of one hundred cubic feet (1 ccf) of commercial quality natural gas typically yields approximately 1 therm (1000 british thermal units, 30 kWh).
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/n/na/natural_gas.html   (438 words)

 methane --  Encyclopædia Britannica
also called marsh gas, colourless, odourless gas that occurs abundantly in nature as the chief constituent of natural gas, as a component of firedamp in coal mines, and as a product of the anaerobic bacterial decomposition of vegetable matter under water (hence its alternate name, marsh gas).
Although much of the gas that formed during the initial coalification process is lost to the atmosphere, a significant portion remains as free gas in the joints and fractures of the coal seam and as adsorbed gas on the internal surfaces of the micropores within the coal itself.
Butane occurs in natural gas and in crude petroleum and is formed in large quantities in the cracking of oil to produce gasoline.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9052328   (890 words)

 NATURAL GAS - LoveToKnow Article on NATURAL GAS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It consists mainly of hydrocarbons of the paraffin series, principally marsh gas, which constitutes from 50 to 90 % of the Pennsylvanian gas.
Members of the olefine series are also present, especially in the gas of Baku.
Varying amounts of carbon dioxide, sometimes as much as 10% or more, and small quantities of carbon monoxide, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen are also found.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /N/NA/NATURAL_GAS.htm   (113 words)

 Koolaupoko regional ecosystems - Kawai Nui Marsh
The total freshwater input to Kawai Nui Marsh is estimated at 6.8 mgd (25,700 m³/day) (Drigot et al., 1982) to 9.5 million gallons per day (35,900 m³/day) (Wilson Okamoto and Assoc., 1994), with 23,800 m³/day (6.3 mgd) discharged to Kailua Bay through the Oneawa Channel and 12,100 m³/day (3.2 mgd) lost to evapotranspiration.
A marsh is an aquatic environment in which water, sediment, and living matter are interacting in natural, but uniquely intimate ways in comparison with other aquatic environments such as streams, lakes, bays, and coastal waters.
And marsh plants are adapted to life rooted in anoxic sediment with their chlorophyll-bearing tissues up in the air and the light.
www.aecos.com /KOOLAU/Kawai_Nui_2.html   (1654 words)

 BCDC : Plans : Suisun Marsh Protection Plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The lowland grasslands adjacent to the Marsh constitute an important transition area between the Marsh and uplands and have high value for marsh related wildlife, particularly when the wetlands are flooded and during periods of high hunting pressure in the Marsh.
Because the Suisun Marsh consists of a large expanse of relatively flat terrain, it is attractive for utility routes (pipelines, wires, and cables) and transportation facilities (roads and highways, railroads, and air transport).
The Marsh should be considered part of the BCDC segment of the California coastal zone and, to the extent possible under applicable Federal law (in particular the Federal Water Pollution Act of 1972).
www.bcdc.ca.gov /library/smpp/smpp.htm   (18365 words)

 Scientific American Supplement, No. 497 (July 11, 1885)
It is quite possible that, instead of buying gas, many factories will bore for it with success, or remove convenient to its natural sources, so that a gas well may ultimately become an essential part of the "plant" of a mill or factory.
Natural gas is now conveyed to Pittsburg through four lines of 5-5/8 inch pipe and one line of eight inch pipe.
The pressure of the gas at the wells is from 150 to 230 pounds to the square inch.
manybooks.net /pages/anonetext068049710/39.html   (313 words)

 Chemical of the Week -- Methane
Methane is a colorless, odorless gas with a wide distribution in nature.
Anaerobic bacterial decomposition of plant and animal matter, such as occurs under water, produces marsh gas, which is also methane.
Methane is synthesized commercially by the distillation of bituminous coal and by heating a mixture of carbon and hydrogen.
scifun.chem.wisc.edu /chemweek/methane/methane.html   (660 words)

 Marsh gas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Marsh gas is another name for natural gas.
Whereas natural gas is usually thought to originate from decayed material associated will oil fields, marsh gas originates from material decaying in swamps/marshes etc.
The primary component of marsh gas is methane.
www.city-search.org /ma/marsh-gas.html   (141 words)

 Anaerobic Decomposition Experiments
Determination of the components marsh gas collected from an Alaskan lake in the winter time, with particular attention paid to hydrogen sulfide.
After cutting a hole next to a promising bubble, we attempted to extract it using the hose lashed to the wooden rod (see dialog) without success.
Marsh gas is produced by the anaerobic decomposition of organic materials.
isecco.org /projects/experiments/marshgas.html   (797 words)

 MARSH GAS (methane), CH4 - Online Information article about MARSH GAS (methane), CH4
MARSH (O. mersc, for merisc, a place full of "meres" or pools; cf.
The gas is almost insoluble in water, but is slightly soluble in alcohol.
MARSH (O. mersc, for merisc, a place full of "me
encyclopedia.jrank.org /MAR_MEC/MARSH_GAS_methane_CH4.html   (720 words)

 oil advanced
Consisting primarily of CH4 (marsh gas), natural gas is odorless, colorless and, when mixed with air, highly explosive.
Often the discovery of oil or gas is made when the drilling equipment is forcefully ejected from the ground followed by a gusher of fl gold.
The former productive gas wells are still in use however, but as natural storage reservoirs for imported gas that is used during high demand periods.
www.cobweb.net /~bug2/vft/oil_advanced.htm   (385 words)

 Jean-Baptiste-André Dumas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
That is to say that the gas was formed, as we usually say, of one volume of carbon vapor for two hydrogen.
But such is exactly the composition of a gas which chemists have never known how to produce; I mean marsh gas.
One cannot refrain from remarking on these connections which are manifest between marsh gas produced by the spontaneous decomposition of vegetable matters and the marsh gas arising from the final decomposition of acetic acid which, itself, was produced by the dry distillation of wood.
web.lemoyne.edu /~giunta/dumas.html   (625 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
All Gardner Marsh field and technical personnel are trained by engineers from J And N Enterprises, the distributor's supplier of portable detectors and test equipment.
Gardner Marsh's territory managers provide training in the use of various CO detectors offered by J And N Enterprises, and advise how to proceed with a CO investigation.
Using a CO detector before a gas appliance is installed will alert a dealer to a possible CO problem that may already exist.
www.jandnent.com /news/co_faq.asp   (1196 words)

 MarsNews.com :: Marsh gas on Mars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Observations from a European probe circling the planet and a telescope on Earth have detected a wisp of methane in its thin atmosphere.
On Earth, most methane, aka marsh gas, comes from living things, such as the microbe-rich goop in swamps.
On Mars, the source could well be nonbiological, such as water interacting with hot, volcanic rock under the surface.
www.marsnews.com /archives/2004/04/04/marsh_gas_on_mars.html   (149 words)

 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - Marsh gas heating enters 84,000 Chinese homes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
09-02-04 An investigation has shown that marsh gas has replaced power and coal as the house heating energy of choice for 84,000 Chinese families.
It also proves to be one of the cheapest renewable energy sources in the nation, according to the investigation carried out by the Global Village of Beijing company.
China's potential in bio energy, which can also be harvested from crop stalk, core wood and other organic wastes, is estimated to equal that created by 700 mm tons of standard coal.
www.gasandoil.com /goc/news/nts40874.htm   (180 words)

 W3Dictionary.com - Online Dictionary - Definition of MARSH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
{Marsh hen} (Zo["o]l.), a rail; esp., {Rallus elegans} of
{Marsh mallow} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Alth[ae]a} ({A. officinalis}) common in marshes near the seashore, and
{Marsh rosemary} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Statice} ({S. Limonium}), common in salt marshes.
www.w3dictionary.com /Marsh   (240 words)

 Gas Pressure Lanterns, Lamps, Stoves and Irons
These inventions included vaporizing gasoline/kerosene under pressure and a mantle against which the pressurized gas would burn producing a bright white light.
This page is an image collection of models of gas pressure lanterns, lamps, stoves, irons, and heaters.
The photo logo was taken by E.C. Marsh in southern Ohio in the late 1950's using the light of his Coleman 200A lantern.
terrence.marsh.faculty.noctrl.edu /lantern   (370 words)

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