This hydrocarbon mixture is liquid at ambient pressure and temperature. It is volatile and unstable but can be blended with other hydrocarbons to produce commercial gasoline.
The natural gas hydrocarbons mixture is mostly pentanes and heavier (smaller amounts of C6 and C6+), extracted from natural gas, that meets vapor pressure, end-point, and other specifications for natural gasoline set by the Gas Processors Association. Includes isopentane which is a saturated branch-chain hydrocarbon, (C5H12), obtained by fractionation of natural gasoline or isomerization of normal pentane.
Patent No. 7,572,366 Issued on Aug. 11, Assigned to Equistar Chemicals for Natural Gasoline Processing Method (Texas Inventor)
Aug 18, 2009; ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 18 -- Donald H. Powers, Houston has developed a method for processing natural gasoline. The inventor was...