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File 10/5 I Saudi Arabia: Hasa Oil Concession; visit of Major Holmes to Saudi Arabia; Kuwait blockade. [‎57r] (142/496)

The record is made up of 1 volume (245 folios). It was created in 15 Mar 1932-9 Jan 1935. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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commercial quantities as provided for in this agreement
and the date of offering the second loan will be after one
year from thai"date, and in both cases the (iorernment will
grant the Company a period of sixty days delay so as to enable
it to pay the loan during that period#
Article 9 # As it has been agreed that the annual rent
will be paid up to the date of discovering oil in commercial
quantities and as it has also been agreed that the annual
rent should be paid in advance, therefore it is possible that
the last payment of the annual rent before the date of dis~
T*\A.y
covering oil in commercial quantities/include a certain
period after the date on which the oil is discovered and if
this extra period equal to l/5th of the year or more, the
amount proportionate to that period will be considered as a
loan due by the Government#
Article 10. soon as it becomes possible i.e. that the
Comparer will be allowed a reasonable time for ordering
additional tools and for their shipments to Sa f udi . rabia
to meet the additional work after the date of discovering
oil in commercial quantities, the company should continue
digging by means of employing two digging machines till it
completes digging all over the fixed zone in conformity with
the practice observed in first class oil-fields, or until
this agreement expires#
Article 11# The Company shall pay to the Government
royalty on all crude oil drawn out or stored and which runs
or flows from the field storage after deducting s
1st• Water and other foreign substances*
2nd# Oil which will be required by the Company
for its ordinary woris: within Sa^di Arabia#
3rd. Oil which will be required for the purpose
of manufacturing quantities of benzine and kerosene which
will be supplied free to the Government every year in
pursuance of rticle 16/of this agreement.
The amount of royalty on each ton net weight of crude oil
will be

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The volume contains correspondence between the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in London, the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in Bushire and the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. in Bahrain on the Hasa oil concession in Saudi Arabia, the negotiations of the Standard Oil Company of California for the oil concession in Hasa and the visit of Major Frank Holmes to Riyadh to meet Ibn Saud.

The volume includes correspondence on the Saudi blockade against Kuwait, two copies of the Hasa oil agreement between the Standard Oil Company of California and the Saudi Arab Kingdom (folios 52-68 and 87-102) and correspondence on the application of the Standard Oil Company of California for permission to fly from Basra to Bahrain, which encountered resistence of the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in Bushire, against the presence of American companies in Bahrain (folios 121-123 and following).

There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 212-223).

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1 volume (245 folios)
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The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the end of the volume (folio 212-223). The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The foliation is written in pencil in the top right corner (between 44-82 the numbering can be found at the top centre of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. ). The numbering begins on the first page of text which follows 4 blank pages and terminates on the 5th folio from the back; at the rear of the volume there are 4 blank pages. Foliation errors: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d and 1e; 29, 29a and 29b; 137A and 137B; 159A and 159B; 169A and 169B; 171A and 171B; 179A and 179B.

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