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Definition: Natural gas (Code 4100)


Natural gas comprises gases occurring in underground deposits, whether liquefied or gaseous, consisting mainly of methane. Natural gas includes “non-associated” gas originating from fields producing hydrocarbons only in gaseous form and ”associated” gas produced in association with crude oil, as well as methane recovered from coal mines (colliery gas).
Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 On Energy Statistics, Joint International Energy Agency/Eurostat/United Nations Economic Commission For Europe annual questionnaire on solid fossil fuels and manufactured gases