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        Paper presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers meeting, Tulsa, Okla.  An outline is given of the engineering aspects of the commercial synthetic gasoline plants in Germany and of the proposed plants in the United States.  It is shown by actual construction data how superior the American engineering techniques are to those of Germany.  The investment cost for commercial synthesis plants in Germany was about $7,500-$8,000 per daily bbl. of product, as compared with $3,000-$3,500 in America.  In a commercial plant of American design, 6 reactors, each of approximately 3,400 cu. ft. vol., would be required to produce 6,000 bbl. per day of synthetic oil, whereas, by the German technique, about 300 reactor units, each of approximately 950 cu. ft. vol., would be required.