PRODUCTION: Up Octane

The 450 U.S. plants producing 100-octane gasoline are driving night & day to make 930% more of the high-quality aviation fuel than in 1941.

Last week the Petroleum Administration for War wired them: The all-out air effort in the European, Mediterranean and Central Pacific war theaters had resulted in "most urgent pleas" from U.S. generals for immediate shipments "above and beyond all previous estimates. It will be necessary to ship up to 50% more fuel than previously estimated for consumption in some of the more active theaters in the next two or three months. . . . Please push as...

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