Business: Piped Gasoline

Last week Phillips Petroleum Co. ordered from Republic Steel Corp. 100,000,000 lb. of steel pipe for an 800-mi. pipe line extending from Borger, Tex., to Kansas City and St. Louis. Importance of this line lay not so much in its length as in its function as a carrier of gasoline, not of crude oil. Petroleum companies have hitherto piped crude oil to refineries, but have shipped gasoline almost exclusively by rail and tanker. Other oil companies planning gasoline pipe lines include Barnsdall Corp., which will run a gasoline line from its Muskogee, Okla.,...

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