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     This address was given before the 10th annual petroleum meeting of the Wichita section.  Am. Chem. Soc.  Development work on the production of gasoline by coal hydrogenation is commendable for use, but requires 4 tons of coal per ton of gasoline produced.  It is a costly operation.  There are greater potentialities in the hydrogenation of shale oil of which there are large reserves.  The Fischer-Tropsch process is probably the most versatile reaction known, with capabilities of producing many oxidized compounds, alcohols, diesel fuel, and other products.