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What is natural gas?

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propane or natural gas stovetop burner
Click to play audio.   Natural gas is a mixture of hydrocarbons and other components in a gaseous state, but is comprised mostly of methane gas.

It has the following properties:

  • Lighter than air (will rise to the ceiling in a confined space)
  • Invisible (cannot be seen)
  • Non-poisonous (breathing small quantities is not harmful)
  • Odorless (has no smell)
  • Flammable (ignites and burns readily)


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