casinghead gas

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casinghead gas

[′kā‚siŋ‚hed ‚gas]
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The natural gas that is emitted from the mouth or opening of an oil well.
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US regulations banning the export of crude oil also apply to lease condensates and drip gas, which means they cannot normally be sent to other countries but may be exported to Canada for consumption or use therein owing to a special exception for the country's northern neighbor (15 CFR 754.2).