The Production of Motor Spirit from Heavy Oils

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IT is obvious that the provision of adequate supplies of motor fuel is a fundamental necessity of modern civilisation. Thirty years ago the light fractions of petroleum were not only a by-product in the preparation of kerosene, but also a positive nuisance, and vast quantities were deliberately burnt. In the interim the demand for motor spirit has steadily increased, and to-day has reached the colossal figure of eleven thousand million gallons per annum, Great Britain consuming nearly four hundred and fifty million gallons in the year.

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