Natural Gas Disadvantages- By Matthew

  • Natural gas is almost always considered nonrenewable.
  • Natural gas could be completely used up in about 90 years.
  • When people burn natural gas, it emits sulfur dioxide because of mercaptan, and carbon dioxide (CO2).
  • The millions of gallons of chemical-laced water and sand mixture used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking damages the water supply and can sometimes cause earthquakes.
  • Natural gas offshore wells are very expensive to drill.
  • It cost about $37,000 each day to drill in 2005.
  • The price of natural gas is gradually rising in India and China.
  • Natural gas is colorless, odorless, and tasteless.
  • Natural gas is very dangerous. In fact, it is the most common cause of carbon minoxide deaths.
  • Natural gas pipelines are very expensive to build.
  • Gas fields can easily cause loss of valuable habitats.
  • The emissions natural gas releases can cause global warming. In fact, natural gas caused 13 degrees Fahrenheit in average temperature.
  • Drilling methane is very dangerous. When disturbed, it swells to 160 times its original size and bubbles explosively to the surface. This can destroy drilling platforms and ships.

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Natural Gas Explosion from Google Images