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eth·ane

 (ĕth′ān′)
n.
A colorless, odorless gaseous alkane, C2H6, that occurs as a constituent of natural gas and is used as a fuel and a refrigerant.

ethane

(ˈiːθeɪn; ˈɛθ-)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless odourless flammable gaseous alkane obtained from natural gas and petroleum: used as a fuel and in the manufacture of organic chemicals. Formula: C2H6
[C19: from eth(yl) + -ane]

eth•ane

(ˈɛθ eɪn)

n.
a colorless, odorless, flammable gas, C2H6, of the methane series, present in natural gas, illuminating gas, and crude petroleum: used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a fuel gas.
[1870–75; eth (yl) + -ane]

eth·ane

(ĕth′ān′)
A colorless, odorless, flammable gas, C2H6, occurring in natural gas. It is used as a fuel and in refrigeration.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ethane - a colorless odorless alkane gas used as fuel
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
alkane, alkane series, methane series, paraffin series, paraffin - a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
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Petrochemical companies in the Gulf rely heavily on ethane feedstock to expand capacity, but while the region sits atop 40 percent of world natural gas supplies, the only regional player with a surplus is Qatar.
Naimi says Saudi Arabia is in the process of approving a "major budget item" to develop ethane stripped from associated gas produced at the 750,000 barrel per day Shaybah oil field.
Current ethane production from the western Canada sedimentary basin is estimated to be around 265,000 barrels per day, but supplies of conventional natural gas from the basin have peaked and are declining.
Scientists had thought that propane and ethane could be produced only in the same way that petroleum is--by great heat applied to ancient, buried material.
Bacteria and archaea within underwater sediments could chew up buried organic material and spew out ethane and propane as waste products, assert Kai-Uwe Hinrichs of the University of Bremen in Germany, and his colleagues.
In the past two years, there has been some speculation about the extent to which limited ethane supplies in Saudi Arabia could put the brakes on its fast-growing petrochemicals industry.