How does dry natural gas differ from wet natural gas?

1 Answer
Feb 29, 2016

Dry natural gas is pretty much 100% methane while wet gas contains some other liquid hydrocarbons and therefore contains less than 85% methane.


Dry gas is pretty much pure methane (CH4) and is either found naturally this way or is the quality when raw natural gas is scrubbed of any impurities.

Its not water that makes "wet gasses" wet. "Wet gas" contains liquid natural gases (LNGs) such as ethane or butane and hence the methane content is lower. The amount of wet vs. dry natural gas tends to vary from geological formation to formation. However, a lot of wet gas is often found in shale formations discovered by fracking. image source here