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Present and possible future sources, production, manufacture, utilization, and comparative costs of petroleum, gasoline, benzene, tetralin, EtOH, Natalite, liquid fuels from coals, MeOH, synthol, coal gas, and producer gas for use as motor fuels are reviewed and discussed from both national and world production and consumption standpoints. Apparently gasoline will continue for a long time to be the principal liquid fuel, especially in view of the enormous quantities of known oil shales existent. Only limited quantities of benzene and naphthalene, for tetralin, are ever likely to be available. Alcohol from whatever sources cannot compete as a fuel with gasoline at anything like present prices. Low-temperature carbonization and hydrogenation of coal and the production of synthetic fuels from CO and H2 may soon become important means of liquid-fuel supply. Suction gas producers, using anthracite, coke, or charcoal, should be developed, especially for use with motor lorries.