The Science Behind Natural Gas

How is Natural Gas formed? Natural gas is formed from the decomposition of organisms such as plants, animals and multi cell bacteria. Over hundreds of millions of years, this layer of organic matter mixes with sand and silt. It is then exposed to intense heat and pressure under the Earth’s surface. Over time this causes …

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NYMEX and Futures Contracts

The NYMEX, which we heavily refer to in most if not all of our blog posts, refers to the New York Mercantile Exchange. This is essentially the equivalent of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), only opposed to being a public market place for stocks, it’s a public market place for commodity products such as natural …

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What is Natural Gas?

Natural gas, often coined as one of the cleanest, safest, and most useful of all energy sources, is a colourless, shapeless, and odourless gas in its pure form. Natural gas utilized in homes for heating (among other purposes), is almost purely methane (one carbon and four hydrogen atoms, CH4), referred to as “dry” natural gas. …

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