'File 82/27 VI (F 87) Qatar Oil' [25v] (65/454)
The record is made up of 1 file (221 folios). It was created in 17 Jan 1935-30 Apr 1935. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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the Sheikh or His Majesty's Government for defence purposes for
aerodromes, aeroplane^ or seaplane bases or for wireless and tel
installations or in connection with the development of harbours
that with the consent of His Majesty's Government which shall not^be
unreasonably withheld the Company shall have the right to use for
purposes of its operations such harbours as may be developed by the s
or His Majesty's Government if there is not reasonable harbour acco
tion available elsewhere. Harbours developed by the Company shall
under its complete and exclusive control,
TELEGRAPH, wireless and telephone installations, if any, maintaii
by the Company' shall be for use only in its business and as provided
the concession, and shall be so constructed and operated that their
operations shall not interfere with the operations of such wireless
telegraph or telephone installations as may be established by the Shel
or His Majesty's Government,
THE Company declare that it is their intention, should they coasi
that commercial conditions justify it, to erect a refinery at Koweit,
and when the Company is satisfied that commercial production is assuri
the Company agrees to examine with His Majesty's Government the questi
of establishing a refinery in Koweit of suitable type and capacity.
IN the event of a state of national emergency or war (of the exi
ence of either of which His Majesty's Government shall be the sole juj
His Majesty's Government shall have the right of pre-emption of all tl
oil produced in Koweit in accordance with the terms of the schedule hei
IN the event of notice of termination of the Agreement between tl
Company and the Sheikh being given under the terms of that Agreement i
the ground that the Company has failed to observe any of the terms of
Agreement between the Company and His Majesty's Government, the arbiti
tion provisions of the said Agreement between the Company and the Shei
shall apply if the Company considers that notice of termination on sui
grounds under that Agreement is not justified,
IN WITNESS whereof Sir Louis James Kershaw, K.C.S.I,, C.I.E, i
behalf of His Majesty's Government has hereunto set his hand and seal
the Company has hereunto caused its Common Seal to be affixed the day
year first above written,
THE SCHEDULE above referred to
Pre-emption Clause .
In the event of a state of national emergency or war (of the
existence of which His Majesty's Government shall be the sole judge)
(1) His Majesty's Government shall have the right of pre-emptioni
all crude oil gotten under the Concession granted by the Sheikh to tl
Company and of all the products thereof and shall have the right to
require the Company to the extent of any refining capacity it may hi
Koweit to produce oil fuel that shall comply with the Admiralty specu
tions at the time provided that Koweit Oil be of a suitable kind and
quality for this purpose,
(2) The Company shall use its utmost endeavours to increase so fa 1
reasonably possible with existing facilities the supply of oil and /or
products thereof for the Government to the extent required by the Goveri
(3) The Company shall with every reasonable expedition and so as
avoid demurrage on the vessel or vessels engaged to convey the same, 1
its utmost to deliver all oil or products of oil purchased by the
Government under their said right of pre-emption in the quantities at
time and in the manner required by the Government at a convenient^pl 61
shipment or at a place of storage in Koweit to be determined by His
Majesty's Government. In the event of a vessel employed to carry any
oil or products thereof on behalf of His Majesty being detained on
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The volume contains correspondence and telegrams between 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. at Bahrain and 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. at Bushire, the Government of India, the 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. in London and Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) representatives in regard to the negotiations with the Sheikh of Qatar, ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, for the oil concession.
The volume contains numerous draft agreements on the Qatar oil concession and also a 'Sketch map of Qatar Peninsula' (folio 22).
There are some letters in Arabic, to and from the Sheikh of Qatar.
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- 1 file (221 folios)
The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume, (folios 210-214). The file notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file; they give a brief description of the correspondence with reference numbers in red crayon, which refer back to that correspondence in the volume.
There is also a brief index at the beginning (f. 1v) indicating the main topics covered in the volume.
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The main foliation is written in pencil, circled, and can be found in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The numbering commences at the title page with 1 and 1A; then 2-21; 22 and 22A; 23-25; 26 is missing or omitted; 27-65; 66 and 66A; 67-127; 128, 128A and 128B and terminates at the last folio with 217. A second incomplete foliation sequence is present between ff. 29-160; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and can be found in the same position as the main sequence.
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