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Projected increase in natural gas consumption

Natural gas use has increased by 35 percent over the past ten years, and is projected to grow 45 percent by 2015.

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Main source for natural gas in the United States

Ninety-nine percent of the natural gas used in the United States comes from North America.

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Natural gas usage in the U.S.

Natural gas provides 24 percent of all the energy used in the United States

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Natural gas usage in the U.S.

About 55 percent of American homes use natural gas for heating.

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First use of gas energy

The first use of gas energy in the United States occurred in 1816, when gaslights illuminated the streets of Baltimore, Maryland.

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Most consumed energy resource in the U.S

Currently, OIL provides the largest share of U.S. energy consumption -- about 41 percent of the entire market. Natural gas provides about 24 percent, coal 23 percent, hydropower 4 percent and nuclear power 8 percent.

In the United States, natural gas is used for:

  • Industrial processes = 46%
  • Residential use = 22%
  • Generating electricity = 15%
  • Commercial buildings = 15%


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A way to turn crap into current

Thai researchers have succeeded in generating electricity from natural gas made from elephant dung.

Reference: Universal Press Syndicate

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Why laughing gas isn't funny any more

It is used in surgery and dentistry for its anaesthetic and analgesic effects, where it is commonly known as laughing gas due to the euphoric effects of inhaling it. It is also used as a means to enable short periods of extreme high performance in automobile internal combustion engines by introducing extra oxygen into the intake charge which in turn allows a greater amount of fuel to be added and converted into energy and thereby greatly increasing the power produced by the engine. Nitrous oxide is present in the atmosphere where it acts as a powerful greenhouse gas.

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What saturation of sulfur dioxide will cause people to cough

Sulfur dioxide is a colorless gas with a suffocating, choking odor. It is toxic to humans and concentrations as low as 8 ppm will produce coughing. Incredibly, in the Odyssey, Homer describes the burning of sulfur (formation of SO2) as a way that homes were 'fumigated'.

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