Natural Gas is considered to be more expensive for storage and transport as compared to liquid fuels or coal. The natural gas produces the same smog wastes and green house gases as was observed in other fossil fuels although in lesser quantities. Moreover, the natural gas is not so energy dense as liquid oil and therefore you are required to use more of it to get the same amount of power out of it.

A gas consumes more space as compared to the liquid material.  For storing the natural gas, you are required to freeze it and that procedure is costly.  On freezing it, it becomes liquid that can be pumped around. Another alternative is to use the high pressure that needs special pumps and air tight system.  Thus, it takes more energy to move the material and for this reason, most of the oil wells burn off the additional natural gas as waste rather than refining or using it.


It is possible to refine the Natural gas from oil that is found in oil wells. It can also be produced organically by refining methane from trash heaps and landfills that are subjected to decomposition. The presence of natural gas in the coal mines makes it one of the explosive risks of mining. As it can be produced from decomposition of wastes, natural gas is regarded as the superior fuel for replacing oil but it is less dense and difficult to store and transport than oil.


The common uses of natural gas includes the production of electricity, and to be used as a cooking gas as Liquidized Petroleum Gas. This LPG is liquid natural gas and is extremely useful in heating and stoves. It is adapted to be used in airplanes and automobiles. One of the major difficulties in the usage of natural gas is its storage and transportation because of its low density.