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The 350-mile-long pipeline will carry propane, butane and ethane from the Marcellus Shale natural gas formation in western Pennsylvania to an export terminal near Philadelphia.
Most of the ethane will be destined for domestic markets, said Ashley Madray, the company’s executive vice president.
Cassini didn't stop at Saturn, either: The spacecraft pierced the thick smog of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, to discover lakes of methane and ethane, the only liquid known to exist on a planet other than Earth.
Some of those noxious gases include carbon monoxide, ethylene, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, propylene, propane, ethane, benzene and other volatile organic compounds.
Its pipeline will also deliver ethane as a supplemental fuel to a new power plant under construction in Cambria County.
But most of the projects rely on consuming ethane, another natural gas liquid like propane.
Titan, too, was found to be covered in lakes and seas composed of methane and ethane.
Cassini revealed that the Mercury-sized moon has vast deserts of rippling, sandy dunes at its equator... ...and seas of liquid methane and ethane at its poles.
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Origin and Etymology of ethane
First Known Use: 1866See Words from the same year
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