Asked: November 8, 20202020-11-08T21:04:53+00:00 2020-11-08T21:04:53+00:00 How is motor oil made from natural gas? cameron 142 Questions 1 Answer 1 Best Answer 0 Points View Profile cameron Hi. How is motor oil made from natural gas? natural gas 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent alice 0 Questions 136 Answers 136 Best Answers 136 Points View Profile Best Answer alice 2020-11-08T21:12:35+00:00Added an answer on November 8, 2020 at 9:12 pm The base oil accounts for most of the formula and is responsible for greasing the engine, preventing wear, controlling heat, and other vital responsibilities. The process begins with so-called gasification. In this step, pure oxygen reacts with methane to produce so-called syngas, also known as synthesis gas. Next, the synthesis gas is fed through the reactor and built into higher molecular weight hydrocarbons by using Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. The Fischer-Tropsch process can produce products with different compositions, from gaseous molecules to thick waxes (such as candle wax). These molecules can become usable base oils through various processes such as dewaxing, hydrocracking, and final distillation. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.