During the OPEC oil imbargo of the early 70’s, the U.S.Dep’t of Energy built a pilot plant here in Indiana, PA to make automotive fuel from the abundant coal deposits here.
Progress was promising & was on the brink of success when the embargo was ended.
The far sighted (NOT) DOE closed the plant & sold it for scrap!!!
We once were close to becommming independent to OPEC, but blew it!
Should the current fuel problem persist, I’m sure another multi-million pilot plant will be built only to be abandoned when (& if) the fuel prices drop! We could have been ready this time!