Natural gas has always been the bane of oil production. The processes deep in the earth that create oil over millions of years tend to produce even more volatile gases than liquid oil. These have typically been “flared”, or burned off to get rid of them, since they are difficult to transport or do anything with.
The value of this great resource is finally being tapped around the world, and with some new technologies there are processes in place which can make suitable fuels directly from natural gas. These systems need development and refinement, which can only come from implementation. That, and a bit more research in the lab can revolutionize gasoline – and open the market to a vital new source of supply.