Why is natural gas a nonrenewable resource?

1 Answer
Jun 11, 2018

Even though it forms naturally it takes millions of years to form


Natural gas is formed by decaying organic matter that has been buried and then subjected to intense heat and pressure. This means that it needs to be buried quite deep into the earth crust, requiring either millions of years of sediment piling on top of it or geological processes to bury it. Natural gas is normally found alongside fossil fuels because humans are using them up at a much faster rate than they can be produced both natural gas and fossil fuels are non-renewable.