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 1593.    IVANOVSZKY, L.  Natural Gas; Possibilities of Exploitation in Great Britain.  Petroleum, vol. 5, 1942, pp. 133-134; Chem. Abs., vol. 37, 1943, p. 1030.

        Possibility of using CH4 from natural gas as starting material and possibly fuel in the Fischer-Tropsch and Bergius processes for the production of motor fuel in Great Britain is briefly discussed.  Reports of a 1938 drilling campaign indicate that a group of Scottish gas wells could supply more than 10,000,000 cu. ft. per day, while by horizontal drilling and vacuum extraction from coal seams, 1,000 cu. ft. (equivalent to 7 gal. of gasoline) could be extracted per ton of coal or a total of 1,400 million gal. of gasoline per yr. based on a production of 200,000,000 ton per yr.