Fun facts about Natural Gas

I was doing research on natural gas when I came across this website that listed quite a few facts. I picked out my favorites and pasted them below. To read more visit the link given.   –          Natural gas arrived in the home during the first century A.D. in Persia. It seeped from the ground and was ignited by lightning, producing an ‘eternal flame’ that burned day and night. Seeking to take advantage of this continuous heating source – and since pipelines wouldn’t come around…

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What happens to the containers that fall off while at sea?

In today’s economy, many of the things consumers purchase are quite possibly made over seas. Items such as, bedding, food, ceramics, valves, clothes and much more are being transported by sea in large containers everyday! The U.S. transports most of its stuff this way more than any other country in the world. Have you ever wondered what happens if they fall off the boat due to weather conditions? According to May 2014, issue of the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin, Andrew DeVogelaere writes, “It might not…

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East coast opens for oil exploration

“The Obama administration is opening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.” What can be a dramatic fate for environmentalists may also be a transformation for all the coastal states in the area. The good news is that this opportunity will open up hundreds of new jobs to support the energy infrastructure. The down side stands with the people who rely on fisheries and tourism. The procedure…

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Chinease oil rig is being moved

A Chinese oil rig has finished drilling near the disputed Paracel islands in the South China Sea after finding signs of oil and gas and is being moved away from the area, more than two months after its deployment damaged relations with Hanoi. The Vietnamese coastguard said the $1-billion rig had been towed away from the contested waters. China’s official Xinhua news agency said the rig would be relocated off the southernmost island province of Hainan. The rig’s relocation could reduce tensions between the two neighbours after one…

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