2Natural Gas is a Fossil Fuel. Fossil fuels are made from plants and animals.The energy in natural gas came from energy stored in plants and animals.That energy came from the sun.
3The plants and animals lived millions of years ago. They were alive before the dinosaurs!When they died, they were buried on the ocean floor.
4Heat and pressure turned the plants and animals into natural gas. Over the years, layers of mud built up, covering the dead plants and animals.Heat and pressure turned the plants and animals into natural gas.
5The main ingredient in natural gas is methane. Methane is also produced by rotting garbage!
6Natural gas is found underground in pockets of rock. It is trapped in these pockets, just like water is trapped in a sponge!
7Natural gas is found thousands of feet underground. So how do we reach it?