Natural Gas FactsBy admin Category: Natural Gas
There is approximately 5,149.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves left in the world. Of all the fossil fuels this works out as more than oil but less than coal.
Natural gas is a non-renewable fossil fuel.
It is understood that nearly one quarter of the world’s total consumption of natural gas is used in the US.
Natural gas heats approximately 57% of all US households.
Russia is the largest producer of natural gas.
According to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) there is more than a centuries worth of natural gas reserves available in Australia if it is consumed at the same rate as today.
Natural gas accounted for just over one-fifth of the world’s energy mix in 2005.
Natural gas emits the fewest harmful gases when burnt when compared with the other fossil fuels, oil and coal.
Natural gas provides the energy source or raw materials needed in order to make a wide range of different products which include, steel, plastics, fertilisers, synthetic fabrics, glass, etc.
The US produced 18.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in the year 2005.
Estimates by the Minerals Management Service and U.S. Geologic Survey for future reported that there was enough natural gas in the US to last for a further 47 years at the same usage levels as today.