Coal Gas Industry

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Coal Gas, Coke, Coal Tars, Ammonia, Sulphur, road tar phenol, cresols, xylenols, naphthalene, pyridine bases, creosote, benzene, toluene, xylene, solvent naphtha, ammonium sulphate solution, ammonia solution, sulphuric acid, picolines, quinoline, quinaldine, acenaphthene, anthracene, dicyclopentadiene

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Very large industry in London producing the gas used to light the city and increasingly for domestic consumption. Coke was another primary product, used in steel production. By products include coal tars and ammonia, used by the chemical industry.

Coal gas was often the first form of illumination to replace oil lamps and candles across the United Kingdom. London was no exception, and the gas works in the city were some of the largest industrial sites by acreage.

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