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The History of the British Petroleum Company : Volume 1, The Developing Years, 1901-1932 - Ronald W. Ferrier

The History of the British Petroleum Company

Volume 1, The Developing Years, 1901-1932

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Published: 9th January 2015
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This is the first volume of a comprehensive history of British Petroleum, which covers the history of the company from its origin up to 1975. Volume one covers the years 1901-32 and deals with the earlier years of the D'Arcy Concession from its granting in 1901 by the Shah of Persia, to the discovery of oil in 1908, the formation of the company in 1909 and its formative years until the cancellation of the concession in 1932. Dr Ferrier places the origin and growth of the company not only within the context of the oil industry but in the wider perspective of the evolving energy requirements in the twentieth century. This History has been based firmly on the evidence from contemporary records. The company archives have proved much indispensable and often hitherto unknown information.

List of tables
List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Preface
Maps
Note on bibliography
List of abbreviations
Introduction
The acquisition of the D'Arcy concession 1901
The funding and finding of oil 1901-8
The formation of the Anglo-Persian oil company 1909
Progress in Persia 1908-14
Fuel oil and the admirality 1912-14
The government and the company: the early years 1914-19
Persia: the scene of operations 1914-18
Management and finance 1918-28
Government and concessionary relations 1919-26
Technical activities: years of endeavour and achievement 1918-32
Downstream activities 1919-28
The expansion of international interests 1919-28
The importance of the Persian dimension 1926-32
Conclusion
Appendices
Bibliographical details of important personalities
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521246477
ISBN-10: 0521246474
Series: History of British Petroleum : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 832
Published: 9th January 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.8  x 4.8
Weight (kg): 1.27