Methane Gas and Liquid Methane (CH4) What is methane? PurityPlus carries compressed methane gas and liquid methane at a variety of concentrations and purities. Methane (CH4) is a colorless, tasteless, odorless, flammable gas. Methane is considered the simplest alkane and is also the primary component of natural gas. Due to its earthly abundance, methane is favored among other gases, although the process of collecting and storing it proves challenging because of its gaseous state under normal temperatures and pressure. Methane is found both below ground and under the floor of the sea when in its natural state. Uses for methane The two main uses for methane are as a building block in the production of a variety of chemicals such as methanol, methyl, ethanol, chloride, chloroform, etc., and as a main source of energy for cooking, heating, and generating electricity. Methane is also used as a fuel for homes, automobiles, turbines, and more. Chemically Pure Methane is most often applied to ensure constant heating content in pipeline gas. Higher purities of Methane, such as 99.99% Pure, can be utilized for precision calibration of gas sources and the preparation of natural gas and gas mixtures for chemical and petrochemical plants. This 99.99% pure methane can also be mixed into calibration gas blends in auto and environmental emission monitoring. Where to buy methane gas or liquid methane If you're looking for where to buy methane gas or where to buy liquid methane, the experts at PurityPlus can help you find the grade of methane that is exactly right for your specific application, along with the best advanced specialty gas equipment to be used with it. To find out more about our selection of methane in a variety of purities and concentrations, use the locator at the top of the page to find your nearby PurityPlus specialty gas supplier. For additional information, explore our website and catalog or call 877-81P-PLUS (877-817-7587). PurityPlus also provides a Methane SDS available via this link or in the sidebar.