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COMMITTEE ONA
YY. IN 8/4: F 95/4
SYNTHETIC LIQUID FUELS

HEARING
INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

CHARLES A. WOLVERTON, New Jersey, Chairman, CARL HINSHAW, California

CLARENCE F. LEA, California LEONARD W. HALL, New York

ROBERT CROSSER, Ohio JOSEPH P. O'HARA, Minnesota

ALFRED L. BULWINKLE, North Carolina WILSON D. GILLETTE, Pennsylvania VIRGIL CHAPMAN, Kentucky ROBERT HALE, Maine

LINDLEY BECKWORTH, Texas HARRIS ELLSWORTH, Oregon

J. PERCY PRIEST, Tennessee MARION T. BENNETT, Missouri

OREN HARRIS, Arkansas JAMES I. DOLLIVER, Iowa

GEORGE G. SADOWSKI, Michigan
EDWARD J. ELSAESSER, New York RICHARD F. HARLESS, Arizona
JOHN W. HESELTON, Massachusetts DWIGHT L. ROGERS, Florida
HUGH D. SCOTT, JR., Pennsylvania

EUGENE J. KEOGH, New York
WILLIAM J. MILLER, Connecticut
HENDERSON H. CARSON, Ohio
JOHN B. BENNETT, Michigan
FRED E. BUSBEY, Illinois

Elton J. LAYTON, Clerk

JULIA WATTERSON, Assistant Clerk
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'Text of bill, H, R. 5475---

Reports from Departments:

Department of State.

Department of Treasury-

Atomic Energy Commission.

National Security Resources Board.

Department of Interior...

Statements of-

Ayres, Eugene, staff chemist, Gulf Research & Development Co.,

Pittsburgh, Pa

Bishop, Hon. c. W., Member of Congress (Illinois).

Gunderson, Harvey J., member, Board of Directors, Reconstruction

Finance Corporation

Keith, P. C., president, Hydrocarbon Research, Inc., New York, N. Y.
Murphree, E. V., president, Standard Oil Development Co., New

York, N. Y
Pursglove, Joseph, Jr., vice president of Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal

Co., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Rubel, A. C., vice president, Union Oil Co. of California, Los Angeles,

Calif..
Schroeder, Dr. W. C., chief, Office of Synthetic Liquid Fuels, Bureau

of Mines, Department of the Interior.---

Wing, Commander R. C., United States Navy, Petroleum Board, De-

partment of National Defense-
Communications submitted:

Duke, Gordon, Southeastern Oil, Inc., and Affiliates to The Hon.

Julius A. Krug, Secretary of the Interior, dated March 2, 1948 (copy

of letter sent to chairman)...
Padden, C. E., president Lubri-Gas International, Inc., to Hon. John W.

Heselton, dated March 3, 1948..

Swan, R. D., president Mid-States Refining Co., to Hon. John W.

Heselton, dated February 19, 1948.

Oberfell, G. G., to Chairman Wolverton, dated March 1, 1948 (tele-

gram)

Wilson, Robert E., to Chairman Wolverton, dated March 3, 1948.

Documents submitted:

Estimates and allocations for secondary recovery research under the

appropriation “Oil and gas investigations, Bureau of Mines”

Booklet, Coal Evolution, Not Revolution-

Circular letter from the Bureau of Federal Supply concerning con-

servation of gasoline and the use of “premium” gasoline..

Summary of approximate estimates on production of fuels.

Photostat copies of correspondence to Department of Interior:

American Trading & Production Corp., Baltimore, Md., March 5,

1948..

Blaustein, Jacob, to Hon. Julius A. Krug, Secretary of the Interior,

dated March 4, 1948.

Cities Service Research & Development Co., New York, N. Y.,

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Gulf Oil Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa., March 2, 1948.

Gwaltney Oil Corp., Durham, N. C., February 28, 1948.

Hodges, D. B., New York, N. Y., March 8, 1948.

Interstate Natural Gas Co., Inc., Baton Rouge, La., March 10, 1948.

Max B. Miller & Co., Inc., New York, N. Y., March 4, 1948.

Socony-Vacuum. Laboratories, Paulsboro, N. J., March 9, 1948

Southeastern Oil & Affiliates, New York, N. Y., March 2, 1948-

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