Modern Marvels

Season 11 Episode 54

Gas Tech

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 20, 2004 on The History Channel
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Gas Tech
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Gas--it makes a balloon go up, cooks our food, and fills our lungs. But this invisible state of matter does far more, and has a very visible impact on the world. We follow natural gas from well tip to stove top and trace its use from 3rd century BC Chinese salt producers to modern appliances. Next, we investigate the most plentiful gas in the universe--hydrogen--which may also prove to be the most powerful. We also experience the cryogenic world of industrial gasses--what they do and where they come from--as we travel to the British Oxygen Company's Braddock Air Separation Plant to see how they freeze millions of tons of oxygen and nitrogen. And at the Bush Dome Helium Reserve in Texas, we learn why the US government sits atop 36-billion cubic feet of the stuff. Finally, we look inside the colorful world of gas and neon lights. So lay back, breathe deep, and count backwards from 10...moreless
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      • Narrator: They have us surrounded but we can't see them. Even though they light they way, they keep out industry steaming full speed ahead. Pulled from the ground or right out of thin air, they take us higher and push us further. Now, Gas Tech, on Modern Marvels.

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      • John Eiler, Ph.D.
        Assoc. Prof. of Geochemistry, Cal Tech

        Edith Allision
        Physical Scientist, Dept. of Energy

        Terry Shyer
        Operations Manager, Devon Energy

        Richard Luedecke
        Gas Services Region Mgr., Devon Energy

        Lee Stewart
        Senior VP, Southern California Gas

        Rudy Weibel
        Storage Dir., Southern California Gas

        Joseph Romm
        Author, "The Hype About Hydrogen"

        Dave Headlee
        Operations Manager, BOC

        Tim Spisak
        Fluid Minerals Manager, BLM

        Joe Mayfield
        Helium Operations, BLM

        Phil Holland
        Chemist, BLM

        Phil Whitley
        Industrial Controls Mechanic, BLM

        Larry Albright
        Plasma Artist

        Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Robert E. Ziel
        Producer: Robert E. Ziel
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Associate Producer: Allison Boon
        Editor: Motoshi Wakabayashi
        Narrator: Max Raphael
        Music: Guy Thomas
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Production Manager: Shelia Collins
        Post Producer: Tim Knauff
        Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Anthony Lacques
        Production Controller: Dani Eslin
        Accountant: Judy Gordon
        Accountant: Sheridan Liu
        Coordinator: Rosalyn McVay
        Coordinator: Melinda Esquibel
        Researcher: Tom Barclay
        Researcher: Mikki Del MOnico
        Researcher: Sean Heckman
        Researcher: John Knapp
        Clearance Coordinator: D.W. Blakeslee
        Production Assistant: Jeffery Perkins
        Voice over Coordinator: Mikki Del Monico
        Assistant Editor: Laura Steinhoff
        Assistant Editor: Michael Broome
        Assistant Post Coordinator: Alexander Rubinow
        Post Assistant: Gaylen Kobayashi
        Post Assistant: Linda Liao
        Camera: Clyde Aly
        Camera: Jay Kuntz
        Camera: Julio Luzquinos
        Camera: Lon Magdich
        Camera: Travis Petty
        Field Audio: Jim Emswiller
        Field Audio: Josh Huckabee
        Field Audio: Jason Quinn
        Field Audio: Rick Wilcox
        Online Editor: John Price
        Sound Mixer: Paul Ray
        Animation: Victor Bornia

        Historical Consultants:
        Edith Allison
        Nick Demai
        John Eiler
        Dave Headlee
        Joe Mayfield
        Joseph Romm
        Tim Spisak

        Special Thanks:
        Devon Energy
        Brian Engel
        Jay Eqing
        Denise King
        Kristina Schurr
        Christine Tincher

        Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra
        Produced by Actuality Productions, INC
        2004

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