Natural gas is used for cooling, heating, and cooking. It is also used in the treatment of waste and incineration since it results in fewer emissions and byproducts. Hence, natural gas is a much cleaner alternative to coal and other fossil fuels.
In the pharmaceutical and fertilizer industries, natural gas is used to extract ethane, butane, and propane. These are used as feedstock in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products and fertilizers. Also, natural gas is required for the production of methanol, where it is used as feedstock. Methanol is needed for many industrial applications. It is one of the main fuel sources in fuel cells.
Natural gas is also used to make synthesis gas, which is then converted to MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether). MTBE is the need of the hour as it is an essential additive in gasoline and works to make it burn cleaner.
These are some of the uses and applications of natural gas in Canada and the rest of the world. With demand for natural gas once again surging after the 2020 pandemic, it is anticipated that by 2021, it will reach the pre-pandemic levels. That is good news for natural gas exploration and processing companies.