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Natural Gas – Cleaner Alternative Energy

We hear more about Alternative Energy, so what is it. Alternative Energy is the energy that is derived from nontraditional sources like compressed natural gas, solar, hydroelectric or wind etc.

Natural Gas

A hydrocarbon gas that is usually obtained from underground sources, often in association with petroleum and coal deposits, as opposed to gases which are manufactured. Underground deposits of gases consisting of 50 to 90 percent methane (CH4) and small amounts of heavier gaseous hydrocarbon compounds such as propane (C3H8) and butane (C4H10).