casinghead gas


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casinghead gas

[′kā‚siŋ‚hed ‚gas]
(materials)
The natural gas that is emitted from the mouth or opening of an oil well.
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During the course of the court proceedings Phillips had admitted that it engaged in the sale of natural gas in interstate commerce by marketing casinghead gas derived from its oil production activities, and by purchasing gas from smaller producers for resale.
Natural gas came from a variety of sources including old or "flowing" wells, new land-based wells, casinghead gas, and increasingly, offshore fields.
1) Casinghead gas served to "lift" petroleum out of the well, and was extracted along with the oil.
The casinghead gas is sold to WTG and the oil is sold to Sunoco Partners.
In early October, Canyon Creek started delivering casinghead gas into a low-pressure pipeline operated by WTG.
The majority of Spectrum's natural gas supply is from long-lived, mid-continent casinghead gas production.