Natural Gas -- Location

By: Will
  • We know that 6 continents contain natural gas
  • The continents with the least amount of natural gas is Africa, Europe, South America, and Australia.
  • The continents with the most natural gas are Asia and North America.ScreenHunter_01_May._04_13.16.gifBy:Ella


  • In North America, the most natural gas is found around the Rocky Mountains.
  • In the U.S.A., our 5 main suppliers of natural gas are Texas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New Mexico.
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    Volume of World's Natural Gas From Geology.com
    From Geology.com

Natural Gas -- obtaining the resource

  • To find natural gas, first you need to find the right type of rock, which is mostly shale.
  • When it is found, there are a number of ways to obtain the resource such as hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. fracking). "Fracking" is the process of shooting high pressured water into old natural gas wells, digging deeper to obtain more natural gas. click here to learn more about fracking
  • Sometimes fracking can be dangerous. It can poison underground water supplies with the chemicals that people use in the water they shoot into the ground.
  • Another way to get natural gas is using large, powerful drills.
  • Some drills are out in the ocean and are on drilling platforms, which have large propellers to keep them steady while the drill is being lowered, and while people are using the drills used to obtain natural gas.

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this is a offshore drill rig from Google images



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