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Title Oil News, Vol 28, No. 926
Library Bodleian Library
Date 29 Aug 1930
Author(s) Smith, J T
Place of Publication London
Description This issue includes information on the Bahrain oil concession, the launch of a new tanker, a diesel-electric passenger train, Australian oil companies and the investor, development costs in the south field of Mexico, oil shares, UK imports and the movement of tankers.
Document Type Journal, Report
Primary Commodity Oil
Theme Trade and Commerce; Cultivation; Transportation; Ecology and the Environment
Keywords oil well, petroleum, gasoline, fuel, shipping, importation, hydrocarbon exploration, shares, stocks and shares, costs and prices, mining, drilling, gas, steel, refinery
Region Europe, Middle East, Australasia, South America, North America
Places UK; England, London; Romania; Spain; Australia; Bahrain; Chile; USA, New York; Mexico
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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