By John Thomas Parrish
Is natural gas renewable or non-renewable
How do we get natural gas
What is natural gas.
Natural gas is a fossil fuel like petroleum and coal. Natural gas is called a fossil fuel because most scientists believe that it was formed from the remains of ancient sea plants and animals. When the plants and tiny sea animals died, they sank to the bottom of the oceans where they were buried by sediment and sand, which turned into sedimentary rock. The layers of plant and animal matter and sedimentary rock continued to build until the pressure and heat from the Earth turned the remains into petroleum and natural gas.
who uses natural gas
Just about everyone in the United States uses natural gas. Industry
burns natural gas for heat to manufacture goods. Natural gas is also
used as an ingredient in fertilizer, glue, paint, laundry detergent,
and many other items.Residences, or homes, use natural gas for heating. Like residences,
commercial buildings use natural gas mostly for heating. Commercial
users include stores, offices, schools, churches, and hospitals.