9 June 2008
1. At the time of this writing, I know of NO governmental, publicly available industrial or other specification which governs or controls the quality of natural gas coming to our homes in pipelines.
2. Further, likewise, I know of no such specifications which control the quality of natural gas that is burned at gas fired power generating plants.
3. Impurities in the gas pipelines can include CO2, H2S, water, mercury, chlorides, mercaptans, odorants and many other things.
Can you believe this? This is the heights of deregulation!