Definition of natural gas in English:

natural gas


mass noun
  • Flammable gas, consisting largely of methane and other hydrocarbons, occurring naturally underground (often in association with petroleum) and used as fuel.

    • ‘The country's main exports are crude oil, petroleum products, and natural gas.’
    • ‘Renewable energy is also the answer to imminent crude oil and natural gas shortages affecting fuel and heating needs.’
    • ‘The burning of natural gas produces almost half of that state's electricity.’
    • ‘This type of ceiling heater usually uses propane or natural gas as the fuel source.’
    • ‘These cars are expected to use hydrogen taken from fossil sources such as natural gas or methanol.’
    • ‘In eight hours the well produced enough to meet New Zealand's natural gas needs for a day.’
    • ‘Large sections of public land will be opened to natural gas exploration and production.’
    • ‘Methane is a natural gas produced mainly by bacteria which live in oxygen-free and low oxygen environments.’
    • ‘Even natural gas, the cleanest of fossil fuels, still has to be processed to remove impurities.’
    • ‘The houses are heated by natural gas and each house will have a gas coal-effect fire fitted as standard.’
    • ‘No wonder then that most countries are opting for natural gas as the preferred fuel.’
    • ‘The power station will be fuelled by natural gas from the offshore Kudu gas field.’
    • ‘At present most hydrogen is produced from natural gas and it takes much more energy to create it than it saves.’
    • ‘At that time, there will be two nets providing coal gas and natural gas for Shanghai local residents.’
    • ‘Regulation over natural gas producers was lifted in most areas of the country 10 years ago.’
    • ‘Methane is the main component of natural gas, and is trapped in coal and released during mining.’
    • ‘The project partners plan to produce liquefied natural gas to sell in Asia.’
    • ‘So even though it is handled much like natural gas, it is not harmful to breathe if it leaks.’
    • ‘The land was blessed with natural resources of oil, natural gas and a lake of pitch.’
    • ‘The fact of the matter is that gasoline is far more flammable than liquid natural gas.’


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