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Title Oil News, 7 April 1938
Library Bodleian Library
Date 7 Apr 1938
Place of Publication London
Description This issue includes information on The Mexican Oil Situation, the disposal of petroleum waste, the petroleum situation in Alaska, Soviet oil production, oil shares, UK oil imports and the movement of tankers.
Document Type Journal, Report
Primary Commodity Oil
Theme Cultivation; Exploration and Discovery; Trade and Commerce; Ecology and the Environment
Keywords taxation, petroleum, oil well, coal, drilling, pollution, hydrocarbon exploration, conflict, minerals, refinery, fuel, gas, gasoline, market, shares, stocks and shares, importation, exportation, shipping, costs and prices, soil, flora and fauna
Region Central America and the Caribbean, East Asia, Europe, North America
Places Romania; UK; Trinidad; USA; Japan; Mexico; Venezuela; France; Italy; Russia
Company or Organisation Shell Oil Company
Additional Information Founded by J T Smith, a former sub-editor of the Daily News with a specialist interest in the production and uses of oil and petroleum, Oil News started just 53 years after Colonel Edwin Drake drilled the first well at Oil Creek, Pennsylvania in 1859, and 1 year before Henry Ford introduced the first true production line to speed up the building of his automobiles. Oil News was written both for insiders and for potential investors in the industry. Issued weekly, it soon reached a circulation of 5,000 copies — remarkable for a trade journal.
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