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    By a slight modification of the carburettor, French motorists in the South West are able to use the cheaper and more efficient natural gas fuel that is being pumped from the ground near St.

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    By a slight modification of the carburettor, French motorists in the South West are able to use the cheaper and more efficient natural gas fuel that is being pumped from the ground near St. Gaudens, in Haute Garonne.

    Natural gas was first discovered in the area in 1939, but not until after the second world war wore the gas pockets used commercially. Now the pumping, processing and distribution have been streamlined and gas fuel stations are sprouting along the main roads in the Haute Garonne district. Where there is no station, delivery lorries carry bottles of the compressed gas to customers.

    It is estimated that in five years time the road transport of southern France will be running on this gas. And no wonder. A litre of natural gas, at a pressure of about 400 lbs per sq. in., is equivalent to 25 litres of petrol and costs half as much as the liquid fuel. In an average, small family car, one litre will give a mileage of about 150.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2J4R9VDW7JU3LA4Q750W6UJG0
    Media URN:
    VLVA2J4R9VDW7JU3LA4Q750W6UJG0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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