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					Natural Gas Energy
     Lesley Odom
          and
      Sara Henry
Prices of Natural Gas
                       This graph shows
                        that the prices in
                        natural gas have
                        drastically decreased
                        within the last year,
                        and will most likely
                        level off, or slightly
                        increase in the years
                        to come, this is one
                        benefit of natural
                        gas.
The History of Natural Gas
  Around the years 100-125 A.D. ‘eternal fires’
   were recorded, this is the oldest record of
   natural gas known today.
  In 1821 in New York, William A. Hart drilled
   first well intentionally drilled to obtain natural
   gas.
  In 1885, Robert Bunsen invented a burner
   that mixed air with natural gas which we now
   call the Bunsen Burner.
  After World War II more natural gas pipelines
   were built to provide this form of energy in
   private homes.
How is natural gas obtained?
                  Natural gas is a natural
                   resource and comes
                   directly from the earth.
                  It must be drilled out
                   of the earth and
                   contained to be used
                   efficiently.
                  Pipelines and tanks
                   help distribute and
                   store it.
Refining natural gas
 •    Natural gas can be
      refined into these useful
      forms of gas:
     -Petrol
     -Bitumen
     -Kerosene
     -Wax
     -Solvents
     -Liquid Petroleum
Using Natural Gas
    Water heater
    Home heater
    Outdoor cooking
    Indoor cooking
    Clothes drying
    Fireplace fuel
    One source of
     energy for most of
     the household.
Advantages of natural gas
    Low cost
    Safe
    Clean burning
    Multiple uses
    Environmentally
     friendly
    Efficient
Disadvantages of Natural Gas
                 Flammable
                 Non-renewable
                  resource
                 Requires larger and
                  heavier storage
                  tanks in vehicles
                 Used faster than
                  gasoline
Bibliography
  www.clipart.com (pictures)
  http://www.platts.com
  http://www.fe.doe.gov/education/gas_h
   istory.html
  http://www.wtrg.com/
  http://www.naturalgas.com/consumer/h
   istory.html

				
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