To whom it may concern: I am glad to transmit to you a copy of my study on the feasibility of natural gas well drilling in (name of the location). The paper defines the plans and tasks for the investigation of the potential advantages and disadvantages of natural gas wells in residential areas. This study involves all environmental stakeholders, such as policymakers, researchers, businesses, and communities. This study aims to integrate and synchronize scientific research on natural gas. This study is motivated by the vision of the global and local community endowed with the scientifically based knowledge to deal with the opportunities and threats of change in gas production and delivery and similar environmental mechanisms.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Natural Gas Well Drilling in Residential Areas Table of Contents Introduction……………………………………………………………………. . 5 Benefits of the Use of Natural Gas……………………………………………… 5 Research Methodology…………………………………………………………. . 6 Conclusions and Recommendations……………………………………………. .. 6 Abstract Due to growing environmental problems, such as escalating greenhouse gas emissions, scientists are looking for ways to lessen the damages caused by gas production and delivery. One of the discovered ways to reduce environmental degradation is the generation and use of natural gas.
Several nations are now investing in this new technology; however, the delivery and use of this new technology in residential areas have been overlooked. Therefore, the objective of this study is to investigate the potential advantages and disadvantages of drilling natural gas wells in residential areas. Introduction With the escalating energy cost and its uncertain supply, the notion of self-sufficiency is increasingly becoming appealing. Under (the location where the drilling will take place) there exists a rich supply of natural gas that a residential area may tap into.
The idea of self-sufficiency can be realized through a natural gas well. A natural gas well is similar to water well in a number of aspects. It is a drilled opening that is punctured and enclosed (Flavin & Lenssen, 1995). Natural gas wells are normally made at higher depths, total length cementing of the casing and steel casing is needed (Cook, 2003). Odorizers, regulators, and gauges are component of the construction of natural gas well at completion (Behreandt, 2005). One aspect to bear in mind is that majority of natural gas wells in this community also generate water that has to be drained regularly.
Similar to natural gas, water follows the direction of the slightest resistance and a large portion of the gas productions make both natural gas and water (Flavin & Lenssen, 1995). This is usually mineralized water and must not be thrown into a stream. A natural gas well can cool and provide heat for your home, produce electricity, boil water, and dry your clothes (Chief Executive, 2006). It is genuinely a precious resource.
This paper will discuss and argue for the potentials and uses of natural gas wells in residential areas. Benefits of the Use of Natural Gas The benefits of natural gas to the environment are a powerful asset from the very beginning. Methane is the most basic of hydrocarbons, with a greater proportion of hydrogen to carbon than other conventional gases such as fossil fuels (Flavin & Lenssen, 1995). In the 1950s, natural gas contributed to the reduction of harmful sulfur levels in the air of London (p. 34). In reality, these two pollutants are mainly non-existent in natural gas by the time it reaches consumers.
Burning of natural gas also generates no residue and smaller amounts of unstable nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbons than coal or oil does (Logan & Chandler, 1998). Moreover, dissimilar to gas it contains no heavy metals. Methane, as a gaseous energy, has a tendency to be burned more thoroughly than liquids or solids are (Flavin & Lenssen, 1995). Natural gas generates roughly ‘30% less carbon dioxide per unit of energy than oil does and 43% less than coal’ (p.
34), hence, lessening its effect on the environment. It is also fairly simple to process in comparison to oil and less costly to transfer than coal, which is usually transported by rail (Cordier, 2003). However, in fairness, methane gas is not totally harmless. When improperly processed, it can blow up. And as a potent greenhouse gas as such, it can aggravate atmosphere warming (Flavin & Lenssen, 1995). However, with proper treatment, both of these dangers can be lessened remarkably. While dependence on natural gas increases during the recent years, one of its greatest components will become evident: it is the rational link to what several scholars think will become humanity’s final energy source—gaseous hydrogen generated from renewable resources such as solar energy (Cook, 2003).
Due to the fact that these two energies are quite comparable in their chemical content and in the components they need, the move could be quite a simple one (Cordier, 2003). While the world moved from solid energies to liquid fuels, so could a transition from liquids to gases be progressing nowadays (Flavin & Lenssen, 1995)--- hence improving the purity and productiveness of the entire energy system.
Research Methodology This study examines different possibilities of drilling natural gas wells in residential areas, mainly by using thoroughly tested global techniques. The audience of this paper is mainly policy-makers, researchers, businesses, and communities interested in the interconnected cluster of political, environmental, economic, and industrial concerns that should be dealt with in attempting to control emissions of greenhouse gases. This study is conducted with a global framework. The key influence of this study is to present scientifically based and integrated investigation that will enlighten the debate over the advantages and potential harms of natural gas wells in residential areas.
The study should address a variety of ambiguities that can greatly affect the prospect of natural gas: (1) the nature and level of greenhouse gas reduction techniques that will be implemented in the community; (2) the overall production cost and amount of natural gas supply base in the residential area; (3) the needed technology, as identified by comparative costs of various emissions guidelines and technologies over time; and (4) the development of global gas markets, as determined by geology and economics.
Conclusions and Recommendations The prospect of natural gas seems strong in spite of the insufficiencies of key improvements in research and development. Nevertheless, there are several areas where research and development could reinforce the status of natural gas as a self-sufficient energy source for residential areas, such as innovation that enhances resource development; lessens the environmental marks of energy creation and transfer; lessens the gas transportation system costs; or enhances the productivity of energy use. The government should invest in research and development engaged in environmentally moral, residential supply of natural gas.
This must require a systematically developed program, focused on basic research, applied research, expansion and exhibition. Particularly, the government should be persistent and motivated in its allocation tantamount with the challenges and guarantees of traditional gas use in residential areas. Moreover, deliberations should be carried out on renewing an off-budget project for transportation and use of natural gas. References Behreandt, D. (2005). ‘The High Cost of Heat: Often Described in the Recent Past as an Inexpensive Fuel Option, Natural Gas is Seeing its Costs Shoot Up as Supply is Temporarily Strained.
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