Overview of Natural Gas

Natural Gas is one of the principal sources of energy for many of our day-to-day needs and activities. This section provides an overview of some of the characteristics of this vital resource. The main topics covered in our overview include:

  • The Background section contains a description of what exactly natural gas is, how it is formed, and where it is found in nature.
  • The History section provides a brief history of the importance of natural gas in society, and the beginnings of the modern natural gas industry.
  • The Resources section contains information on how much natural gas is potentially available, and where it may be found both in North America and Worldwide.
  • The Uses section provides information on what exactly natural gas is used for, and why it is such an important energy source in our society.

For additional perspectives on natural gas, visit API’s Adventures in Energy.