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In the petrochemical industry, methane is "steam reformed" (cracked) into a special hydrogen rich synthesis gas called crack gas.

When pure methane is used the CO/H2 ratio is 1:3 but this can vary according to process conditions and the use to which the syn gas is going to be put.

Industrial Organic Chemistry, 3rd. Ed. K. Weissermel, H.-J. Arpe, VCH (1997)

CO + 3H2
Crack Gas
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