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Oil in the Middle East : its discovery and development

Author: Stephen Hemsley Longrigg
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1961.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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Traces the rise of petroleum development in the Middle East, the speed and scale of which led it to become, in two decades, a vital factor in world economies. It also discusses the international significance of the existence of this form of wealth concentrated in an area with a known history of political sensitiveness and strategic value.
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Longrigg, Stephen Hemsley.
Oil in the Middle East.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1961
(OCoLC)651941236
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hemsley Longrigg
OCLC Number: 44623907
Description: 401 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The beginning: --
Oil formation --
Middle East oil --
Surface signs and earliest uses --
Birth of the industry --
Middle East Oil in the nineteenth century. 2. Before the First World War: --
The new century --
Persia and the A.P.O.C. --
Egypt --
The Turkish Empire and Arabia --
Turkish Petroleum Company. 3. The First World War and after: --
The war years --
the war in Persia --
Persia after the war --
Egypt, 1914-23 --
Levant, Turkey, Arabia, and Iraq, 1914-23. 4. Oil under Riza Shah: --
Between the wars --
The nineteen-twenties in Persia --
1933: a New Deal --
Fields and Abadan, 1933-9. 5. Hope and fulfillment in Iraq: --
Naftkhana --
The Red Line --
Baba Gurgur --
Revised concession and B.O.D. --
Mediterranean pipeline --
West of Tigris --
The Basra Province. 6. The Levant between the wars: --
Turkey --
The Levant states: pipelines and terminals --
The Levant states: the search for oil --
Egypt: renewal of hope. 7. The beginnings in Arabia: --
First steps --
Bapco --
Quatar --
Casoc --
Kuwait --
West, south, and southeast. 8. Second World War: Iraq and Persia: --
Iraq catastrophe --
Recovery in Iraq --
Recession in Persia --
Persia: the war achievement --
Russian concession. 9. Second World War: Arabia and Levant: --
The fortunate: Saudi Arabia --
The unfortunate: Qatar and Kuwait --
Turkey and the Levant --
Egypt in the war. 10. The tragedy of Persia: --
Russian concession --
Development in Persia: the last phase --
The Anglo-Iranian as employer --
Agreement, disagreement, and nationalization --
Aftermath. 11. Mid-century in Iraq: --
End of the Red Line --
Kirkuk and the I.P.C. --
The new pipelines --
'Ain Zala and the M.P.C. --
Zubair and the B.P.C. --
Naftkhana and the K.O.C. --
Companies and government --
Uncertain prospects. 12. Arabia, 1946-53: the all-American companies: --
The peninsula, 1946-53 --
Progress of Aramco --
Tapline --
Aramco, government, and public --
Neutral zone --
Bapco and Bahrain. 13. Arabia, 1946-53: The international companies: --
Kuwait --
Qatar --
Southern Arabia. 14. The Levant countries since 1945: --
Turkey --
Syria-Lebanon --
Palestine and Jordan --
Israel --
Egypt. 15. Iraq, 1953-60: --
Governmental and general --
Northern Iraq --
Southern Iraq. 16. Persia, 1953-60: --
The consortium --
The operating companies in action --
Refining and services --
N.I.O.C. --
More foreign enterprises. 17. Saudi Arabia, 1953-60: --
Kingdom and company --
Exploration and production --
Refining, transporting, exporting. 18. The Arabian principalities, 1953-60: --
Kuwait --
Neutral zone --
Bahrain --
Qatar --
South-eastern Arabia --
South-western Arabia. 19. The Levant countries, 1953-60: --
Turkey --
Cyprus --
The Lebanon --
Israel --
Jordan --
United Arab Republic: Syria --
United Arab Republic: Egypt and the Canal --
The Sudan. 20. Middle Eastern Oil, 1960: Facts and probabilities: --
The industry summarized --
The agencies of development --
Present and future.
Responsibility: Stephen Hemsley Longrigg.

Abstract:

Traces the rise of petroleum development in the Middle East, the speed and scale of which led it to become, in two decades, a vital factor in world economies. It also discusses the international significance of the existence of this form of wealth concentrated in an area with a known history of political sensitiveness and strategic value.

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