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New Zealand Synfuel: The Story of the World's First Natural Gas to Gasoline Plant
(by John Cobb)

•First published 1985, 96 Pages
•Cobb/Horwood Publications
•Hardcover, illustrated boards with dust jacket
•Condition, good

In 1866 New Zealand became the first oil producing nation in the Commonweath with successful oil finds in the province of Taranaki. In February 1985 New Zealand opened an advanced plant producing high quality synthetic gasoline using Maui natural gas. This is the story of energy in Taranaki, of New Zealand's bid to become self sufficient in transport fuels, the story of the plant using space age technology, rising from farmland on the Waitara coastline-the world's first natural gas to gasoline plant.

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