Natural Gas

Natural Gas

Natural gas is an essential component in global energy consumption and it is one of the cleanest, safest and most useful energy sources.  It contains a combustible mixture of hydrocarbon gases, primarily pure methane CH4, but can also contain ethane, propane, butane and pentane. Formed in a geological process similar to oil, natural gas is found by drilling into reservoirs underneath the earth's crust. In recent years, the main consumers of natural gas in Israel have been power stations, large industrial plants and the Israel Electric Corporation. However a low pressure natural gas infrastructure is currently being developed, which will allow a much wider consumer base (industrial, commercial and private consumers) to use natural gas.