Natural Gas Stocks List
|SNC||A||SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.||0.00|
|POW||A||Power Corporation Of Canada||-0.52|
|HND||A||Horizons BetaPro NYMEX Natural Gas Bear Plus ETF||0.16|
|HOG||B||Horizons Canadian Midstream Oil & Gas Index ETF||0.50|
|NZ||B||New Zealand Energy Corp.||0.00|
|E||B||Enterprise Group, Inc.||0.00|
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|HUTS||C||Hamilton Enhanced Utilities ETF||34.16|
|HOG||B||Horizons Canadian Midstream Oil & Gas Index ETF||33.49|
|ZEO||C||BMO S&P/TSX Equal Weight Oil & Gas Index ETF||29.35|
|XUT||C||iShares S&P/TSX Capped Utilities Index ETF||28.54|
|UTIL||C||Horizons Canadian Utility Services High Dividend Index ETF||26.73|
- Natural Gas
Natural gas is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon gas mixture consisting primarily of methane, but commonly including varying amounts of other higher alkanes, and sometimes a small percentage of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, hydrogen sulfide, or helium. It is formed when layers of decomposing plant and animal matter are exposed to intense heat and pressure under the surface of the Earth over millions of years. The energy that the plants originally obtained from the sun is stored in the form of chemical bonds in the gas.Natural gas is a fossil fuel used as a source of energy for heating, cooking, and electricity generation. It is also used as a fuel for vehicles and as a chemical feedstock in the manufacture of plastics and other commercially important organic chemicals. Fossil fuel-based natural gas is a non-renewable resource.Natural gas is found in deep underground rock formations or associated with other hydrocarbon reservoirs in coal beds and as methane clathrates. Petroleum is another resource and fossil fuel found in close proximity to and with natural gas. Most natural gas were created over time by two mechanisms: biogenic and thermogenic. Biogenic gas is created by methanogenic organisms in marshes, bogs, landfills, and shallow sediments. Deeper in the earth, at greater temperature and pressure, thermogenic gas is created from buried organic material.In petroleum production gas is often burnt as flare gas. The World Bank estimates that over 150 cubic kilometers of natural gas are flared or vented annually. Before natural gas can be used as a fuel, most, but not all, must be processed to remove impurities, including water, to meet the specifications of marketable natural gas. The by-products of this processing include: ethane, propane, butanes, pentanes, and higher molecular weight hydrocarbons, hydrogen sulfide (which may be converted into pure sulfur), carbon dioxide, water vapor, and sometimes helium and nitrogen.
Natural gas is often informally referred to simply as "gas", especially when compared to other energy sources such as oil or coal. However, it is not to be confused with gasoline, especially in North America, where the term gasoline is often shortened in colloquial usage to gas.