Natural gas or CH4 and O2-containing gas such as air are contacted with a fluid group VIII metal in a gas generator at approximately 30 p. s. i. gage pressure. 0.6 mol. of O2 per mol. of CH4 is supplied to attain an equilibrium reaction temperature of 1,530° F. favoring conversion of CH4 to 92% H2 and CO in molal ratio 2:1. 6 United States Patents cited.
See abs. 2313.