Natural-gas Definition

năchər-əl
noun
A mixture of gaseous hydrocarbons, chiefly methane, occurring naturally in the earth, often in association with petroleum deposits, and piped to cities, factories, etc., to be used as a fuel.
Webster's New World
Natural gas is a popular choice for heating and electrical generation needs because of its lesser impact on the environment than other fossil fuels such as oil and kerosene.
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A commodity that is used to heat homes and businesses. Other uses include heating water, running air conditioning in the summer, and generating power. Industrial uses include serving as the base ingredient for products such as plastics, fertilizers, antifreeze, and fabrics. Futures and options contracts are traded on natural gas on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). The Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 deregulated the natural gas industry, which opened up the possibility for trading. In April 1990, NYMEX launched the world’s first natural gas futures contract, and in October 1992, it launched options on natural gas futures. NYMEX contracts are based on natural gas that is deliverable to the Henry Hub trading complex in Louisiana.
Webster's New World Finance
Natural gas processing can create by-products such as butane, propane and sometimes helium and oxygen.
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The decomposition of natural materials can also produce methane that is the primary gas in natural gas.
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Synonyms:
gas
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adjective
Attributive form of natural gas, noun.
Natural-gas prices.
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Other Word Forms of Natural-gas

Noun

Singular:
natural-gas
Plural:
natural-gases
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