3626. WEIL, B. H. Shale Oil and Other Substitutes for Petroleum. Nat. Petrol. News, vol. 35, No. 31, 1943, p. R-348; U.O.P. Co. Lib. Bull, No. 33, 1943.
Approximate costs of motor fuels from sources, other than petroleum, are as follows: Fischer-Tropsch gasoline from coal, $0.18 per gal.; from natural gas, $0.09-$0.12 per gal.; coal-hydrogenation gasoline, $0.16, with the possibility that this will be lowered to $0.12 at some future time; 10% alcohol blend gasoline, $0.10. This involves alcohol at over $0.40 per gal., and moreover only 10% of the fuel would be a substitute. These figures represent costs without profit and correspond to about $0.05 per gal. for petroleum gasoline.