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        Incomplete combustion of CH4 in the presence of CO2 and H2O has been investigated in the temperature range 800-1,400.  Complete equilibrium diagrams of the 2 systems CH4-H2O-O2 and CH4-CO2-O2, and the best conditions for producing H2 and CO in the ratio of 2:1, are determined.