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Title Oil News, No. 334
Library Bodleian Library
Date 26 Apr 1919
Author(s) Smith, J T
Place of Publication London
Description This issue includes information on Burma oil fields, petrol in the war, some war problems of petroleum supply, 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
Keywords petroleum, oil well, drilling, hydrocarbon exploration, conflict, minerals, fuel, gas, gasoline, market, shares, stocks and shares, importation, exportation, shipping, costs and prices
Region East Asia, Europe, North America, Central America and the Caribbean
Places Burma; UK; Poland; Ukraine; USA; Canada; Russia; Trinidad; France; Japan
Company or Organisation Gulf Oil Corporation; Shell Oil Company; Vacuum Oil Company; Anglo-American Oil Company; BP
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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