The Economics of Petroleum

The Economics of Petroleum

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...upon the gas mains; development of lower distributing pressures; more efficient utilization, through proper adjustment of old appliances and construction of more efficient appliances; and the placement of natural gas upon a price-level adequate to insure efficient development, discourage improper industrial consumption, and in general render this product worth saving. The steps likely to be taken from now on toward insuring a fuller utilization of natural gas than has characterized the past will carry additional interest as forecasting the measures that may later come to be applied to petroleum. Carbon Black from Natural Gas.3 Carbon black is an amorphous form of soft carbon made by the incomplete combustion of natural gas. Fifty-two million pounds were produced in the United States in 1919, having an average value of 7.3 cents a pound. In its manufacture, 50 billion cubic feet of natural gas was used, nearly 8 per cent of the country's entire consumption of natural gas in that year, and the yield was approximately 1 pound of carbon black from each M cubic feet of gas. The carbon black industry establishes itself 1 U. S. National Museum, Bull. 102, Pt. 7, 1918, pp. 62-63.! Present and Prospective Supply of Natural Gas Available in Pennsylvania, 1918, pp. 68-69. 1 See E. G. Sievers, Carbon Black Produced from Natural Gas in the United States in 1919, U. S. Geological Survey, May, 1921. GASOLINE FROM NATURAL GAS 207 in the vicinity of cheap natural gas. The distribution of the industry is shown in Table 97. Table 97.--Production Of Carbon Black In The United States In 1919, By States About 45 per cent of the output is used in the rubber industry as a tire filler; 25 per cent is employed in the manufacture of printing ink adapted to fast press work; more

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