Methane (CH4) is a simple hydrocarbon, a colorless gas (under normal conditions), odorless. Slightly soluble in water, lighter than air.


When used in everyday life, industry, odorants (usually thiols) with a specific “gas smell” are usually added to methane. Enrichment with odorants is done so that a person noticed a gas leak in time. In industrial plants, this role is played by sensors, and in many cases methane for laboratories and industrial plants remains odorless.

Explosive at concentrations in the air from 4.4% to 17%. The most explosive concentration is 9.5%. The hazard class is fourth.

Methane produced by Ingas LLC complies with TU U 11.1-14361569-002: 2005

Nitrogen N2, %≤4,75
Oxygen O2, %≤0,1
Ethane C2H6, %≤0,01
Hydrocarbons ΣCnHm, %≤0,01
Carbon dioxide CO2, %≤0,05
Water H2O, %≤0,0004
Methane CH4, %95