Ethane Supplier to Pittsburgh

Greco Gas sells ethane (C2H6) as well as many other industrial and specialty gases to customers in Pittsburgh and the equipment you need to make use of the gas and top of the line local support.

Ethane is a odorless, colorless, flammable gas. It is generally the second most abundant hydrocarbon, after methane, that is found in natural gas. Ethane has a higher heating value per unit volume than methane, but its application as a methane alternative is limited due to its high vapor pressure, making it unsuitable for storage and transportation in the lower pressure cylinders you would typically find with “low pressure” (LP) gases like propane.

In stripping plants, depending on ethane demand elsewhere, it is oftentimes included in the methane used for pipeline transmission. In this example, nitrogen is added to sustain the heating value per cubic foot at about 1000 BTU.

However, in the larger petrochemical manufacturing markets, ethane may be separated from the natural gas stream and made available via a separate pipeline network as a feedstock for ethylene production.

Because of the ease in converting ethane to ethylene, cylinder quantities of High Purity Ethane are used in many aspects polymer synthesis, especially to quantify reaction rates and yields, and relative activation energies and heats of reaction. Ethane is also [[applied as a specialty refrigerant, although its use is restricted to refineries and environments that can tolerate a flammable gas at medium-high pressure.

If you'd like to know more about how Greco Gas can provide ethane or other specialty gasses to your Pittsburgh company, give us a call at (724) 226-3800.