Natural Gas Liquids, NGL | definition

Ethane, Propane, Butane, Isobutane, Pentanes, and some heavier hydrocarbons are often referred to as Natural gas liquids or NGLs. These heavier hydrocarbon liquids, NGLs, traditionally have a higher value than the gaseous natural stream. Liquids that are often processed through a plant to separate the heavier hydrocarbon liquids from the natural gas stream. 

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