916.    ---------------.  [FIELDNER, A. C.]  Synthetic Liquid Fuels Program.  Nat. Petrol. News, vol. 37, No. 36, Sept. 5, 1945, pp. R709, 711, 712, 714, 715.

     Report before the Senate Petroleum Investigating Committee on June 22, 1945, of the progress already made in the direct hydrogenation of coal and lignite; the conversion of coal, coke, natural gas, and other carbonaceous material to liquid fuels by the gas-synthesis process; and the recovery and refining of oil from shale.  The early development and pilot-plant work is for the purpose of providing new and improved procedures for demonstration plants of up to 200-bbl. per day capacity.  The program for the next fiscal year is summarized.