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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GV.PAN COMPRESSING STATION.
LV.PAN MAN AT PIPES CONTROLLING GAS.
LV. LORRY WITH GAS CYLINDERS.
LV. OF PIPES.
SV. CONTROLLING GAS ???
CU. SIGN "NO SMOKING".
LV. MAN CONTROLLING INFLOW FROM PIT.
Back V. Ditto.
LV. PIT AND INFLOW PIPE.
GV. COMPRESSING STATION.
LV.PAN LORRIES FILLING UP FOR GAS SUPPLY.
Side V. DITTO.
LV. MAN FILLING GAS TO CYLINDER ON TOP OF CAR.
Side V. TAKING AWAY PUMP.
LV. CAR DRIVES OFF.
LV. LORRY INTO GAS STATION.
CU. ATTENDANT TAKING PUMP AND FILLS CAR WITH GAS.
CU.PAN FROM GAS TO PUMP.
LV. CAR INTO GAS STATION.
SV. MAN OPENING BACK OF CAR, ATTENDANT FILLS CYLINDER.
SV. MAN TAKES AWAY PUMP.
SSV. attendant waving to customer.
SV.PAN LORRY PAST WITH CYLINDER.
LV. CARS ALONG ROAD PAST GAS STATION.
SV. GAS FILLING STATION.
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Background: 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.