Natural gas is used as fuel in multi-family and residential private homes for cooking, heating and water heating. It can also be used as fuel for cars and boilers.
Natural gas (methane) is used as a feedstock in the chemical industry to produce a variety of organic substances, such as plastics.
You can refill gas lamps for lighting with natural gas. Methane itself is used as a raw material for the production of acetylene, ammonia, methanol, and hydrogen cyanide. Natural gas is the main source of raw materials for the production of ammonia. Almost three-quarters of the total ammonia is used to produce nitrogen fertilizers. Hydrogen cyanide, already obtained from ammonia, together with acetylene, is the initial raw material for the production of various synthetic fibers. From acetylene it is possible to produce different layers of cats, which are quite widely used in industry and in everyday life. It also produces acetate silk.
In the chemical industry, methane is used not only to produce various plastics, but also to produce rubber, organic acids, and alcohol. It was with the use of natural gas that it became possible to create many chemicals that do not exist in nature, for example, polyethylene.
Natural gas is one of the best fuels used for industrial and domestic needs. Its value as a fuel also lies in the fact that this mineral fuel is quite environmentally friendly. When it is burned, much less harmful substances appear when compared with other types of fuel. That is why natural gas is one of the main sources of energy in all human activity.