2490.     OBERHOLTZER, J. E.  Natural-Gas Industry of Alberta, Canada.  Coke and Gas, vol. 11, 1949, pp. 55-58.

        Alberta has large reserves of natural gas.  The gas is approximately 90% CH4 and has a heat value of about 1,000 B.t.u. per cu. ft.  Available reserves are increasing faster than consumption.  The production of synthetic gasoline by the Fischer-Tropsch process is worthy of serious consideration as related to the reserves of both coal and natural gas.  The production of a wide range of chemicals and plastics is also a future possibility.

        OBLAD, A. G.  See abs. 2285.