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Title Oil News, Vol 45, No. 1366
Library Bodleian Library
Date 2 Feb 1939
Author(s) Smith, J T
Place of Publication London
Description This issue includes oil news from Canada, tanker launches in 1938 and oil shares.
Document Type Journal, Report
Primary Commodity Oil
Theme Trade and Commerce; Cultivation
Keywords petroleum, drilling, oil well, fuel, gasoline, refinery, consumption, shipping, exportation, importation, costs and prices, shares, stocks and shares
Region North America, Europe, Central America and the Caribbean
Places Canada; USA; UK; Mexico; Italy; Estonia
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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