Adewumi, Michael A. Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania.
Halbouty, Michel T. Consulting Geologist and Petroleum Engineer, Houston, Texas.
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A combustible gas that occurs beneath the surface of the earth, often found in conjunction with petroleum deposits. Its main use is for fuel, but it is also used to make carbon black, certain chemicals, and liquefied petroleum gas. See also: Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
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