2989.     RUSSELL, R. P.  Costs of Fischer-Tropsch Gasoline.  Oil Gas Jour., vol. 43, No. 27, 1944, p. 95; Am. Gas Assoc. Monthly, vol. 26, 1944, pp. 87-92; Chem. Abs., vol. 38, 1944, p. 1861.

        Figures given before Senate subcommittee on war minerals.  The cost of gasoline from coal by hydrogenation ranges from $0.155 in large (30,000 bbl. per day) plants to $0.226 in small (3,000-bbl.) units, using coal at $2.75 per ton.  The Fischer process using coal gives gasoline for $0.192 per gal., with natural gas as the charging stock, $0.088.  If suitable development is carried out, this synthesis will make gasoline for $0.048 per gal. or about equal that of petroleum gasoline.