Making motor fuel from U.S. coal needs big money


By Timothy Gardner ST. LOUIS, April 26 (Reuters) - U.S. companies hope to enter a new Coal Age by building big plants to transform the black rock into natural gas and vehicle fuel, but the prospect faces hurdles including a lack of big-money investors. The federal government and large fuel consumers like railroads and airlines seek dependable domestic fuel as U.S. oil and natural gas output dwindles, fuel prices remain stubbornly high and energy demand rises. President George W. Bush ...

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