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        After a discussion of the uses of natural gas in the production of He, C black, synthetic NH3, natural gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, and MeOH, attention is directed to the Fischer-Tropsch process as offering a means of converting natural gas into liquid hydrocarbons suitable for motor fuel, supplying a market that could absorb the entire natural-gas production.  It is pointed out that if improvements now thought profitable in this field should be realized, natural gas would become a more economical source of motor fuel than petroleum.