Natural gas and methane are terms that cannot be used interchangeably. The variation in constituents of natural gas is significant and must be considered when projecting widespread use of this energy source in liquefied form (LNG). Spectrographic data for natural gas mixtures analyzed for hydrogen, helium, methane, nitrogen, ethane, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, argon, carbon dioxide, propane, n-butane, isobutane, n-pentane, isopentane, cyclopentane, and hexanes are grouped as to sample source. Maximum and minimum variations in constituents are presented to show the broad range of mixtures possible in the natural gas.

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    National Bureau of Standards

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  • Authors:
    • Hall, W J
    • Mann, D B
  • Publication Date: 1969-7-1

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  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056235
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NBS-9733
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM