Business & Finance: Ruhr Gas

Representatives of the Krupp and Stinnes interests and the German Steel Cartel gathered in Berlin last week to inaugurate the mighty project of warming all Germany with coal gas piped directly from the mines of the Ruhr. Shortly investors will be permitted to supply a preliminary stake of $10,000,000.

The scheme: to distribute gas much as electricity is now distributed, over a national, super-power network of piping.

In order to operate such long lines very high gas pressures will have to be used, pressures which hitherto have been unfeasible, due to impossibility of preventing leakage at the innumerable joints in a pipe several...