History of Natural Gas 400 BC, Chinese used it to boil water 100 AD, Persian king built his kitchen around natural gas flame (struck by lightning) 1700, British used for lighting 1800, used in North America for lighting 1885, used for Bunsen burners
Pros and Cons Electricity Heating Liquefied for easier transportation, converted back to gas Less pollution than coal Can be bottled up for car fuel Limited supply Air pollution Carbon dioxide (global warming) Very flammable Can’t see or smell Explosions, oil spills Disturbs ocean habitats
Natural Gas Companies in B.C. Montney Formation Precision Drilling Corp. Calfrac Well Service Trican Well Service Ltd.
GENERATION PROCESS Fossil fuel goes to power plant Burned in a boiler, water becomes steam Steam goes through pipes to turbine The steam spins the turbine blades. Spinning blades cause shaft to turn inside generator Electrical current is produced Electricity travels through wires to cities