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Title Oil News, Vol 27, No. 892
Library Bodleian Library
Date 3 Jan 1930
Author(s) Smith, J T
Place of Publication London
Description This issue includes information on Turner Valley oil in Canada, the oil market in Australia, Argentine oil, oil shares, UK oil imports, overcoming 'crooked holes' and movement of tankers.
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, mining, pipe, fuel, shares, stocks and shares, minerals, coal, shipping, importation, exportation
Region Europe, North America, Australasia, South America
Places UK; Canada; Australia; Argentina; Venezuela
Company or Organisation Anglo-Persian Oil Company; Shell Oil Company; Anglo-American 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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