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Natural gas name?

  • 14-08-2018 1:45pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭ Carrickbeg
    Registered User


    Why is mains gas called natural gas but oil is not called natural oil? Are they not both fossil fuels?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,991 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52
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    Carrickbeg wrote: »
    Why is mains gas called natural gas but oil is not called natural oil? Are they not both fossil fuels?

    to distinguish from LPG........
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquefied_petroleum_gas

    It has more to do how the product is delivered.

    Oil is not natural, it comes from crude


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]
    Combobulator


    Here's a better one why is butane called gas.

    Everything is a gas if you heat it enough.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 844 H.E. Pennypacker


    Carrickbeg wrote: »
    Why is mains gas called natural gas but oil is not called natural oil? Are they not both fossil fuels?

    Its to differentiate it from town gas which was manufactured using coal or oil before we hit the jackpot in Kinsale


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,052 ✭✭✭✭ Del2005
    Registered User


    Here's a better one why is butane called gas.

    Everything is a gas if you heat it enough.

    Why are vacuum cleaners called Hoovers or 4x4s Jeeps? Common usage usually uses the wrong words for stuff, I doubt the people in the industry call everything gas.


  • Registered Users Posts: 307 ✭✭ Exiled1
    Registered User


    Del2005 wrote: »
    Why are vacuum cleaners called Hoovers or 4x4s Jeeps? Common usage usually uses the wrong words for stuff, I doubt the people in the industry call everything gas.

    AFAIK Hoovers are known for the company that first manufactured/invented them.
    'Jeep' originally was a short form of 'general purpose vehicle' developed by the US army in the WW2 era.


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