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Title Oil News, Vol 1, No. 1
Library Bodleian Library
Date 7 Dec 1912
Author(s) Smith, J T
Place of Publication London
Description This first issue includes information on oil fields in Russia, Galicia, California and Romania as well as providing information on new oil vessels and share prices.
Document Type Journal, Report
Primary Commodity Oil
Theme Cultivation; Exploration and Discovery; Trade and Commerce; Ecology and the Environment
Keywords drilling, oil well, petroleum, hydrocarbon exploration, exportation, costs and prices, coal, mining, pipe, fuel
Region Europe, East Asia, North America, Central America and the Caribbean, Australasia
Places UK; Romania; Burma; Canada; USA, California, Michigan; Mexico; Australia
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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