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File 10/5 I Saudi Arabia: Hasa Oil Concession; visit of Major Holmes to Saudi Arabia; Kuwait blockade. [‎79r] (186/496)

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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esta'hliBhnent of a refinery the Conpam''' hae to
offer to ^"he (xovernmeDt a ''looBe'' quar]tity(? "bulk
supply) of about 900,000 gallons of petrol and
about 100,000 gallons of kerosene free of charge,
n-ie value of petrol at the refinery v;ouldnot "be
less than say 5d. a palIon and kerosene 3d. or
4do a gallon so that this again represents a
substantial obligation if the refinery is erected,
but if is not claar that the Company is obliged
to instal a refinery, ('"'lie wording of this
and some o+her parts of "the agreement is somev;hat
vague and may be due to faultv translation),
"'"axes fee ,
r, he Company is to be free from all direct
and indirect taxes, dues, charges and ^ees
'including customs dues on ex*oort and Import).
^Tationali t^ est? % l cti one_f^c ,
"be Concession is to be managed by Americans
but subjects of -"audi Arabia are to be emulo^ed
as far as -nossible, r: nie Company shall not engage
the subjects of any other Covernment .
^eser^ra t ion of F ine^als .
Other Minerals are reserved to the Govern
ment .
rry }ie Comvany can terminate the agreement on
gi vi n g 30 d ays ' n ot i c e. "lie Governmen t ha s the
right to terminate the agreement for "ailure on
the part of the Company to comply with these
obligations, ''"he Comuan^ ma^ also be fined for
breach of conditions.

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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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