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'File 82/27 VII F. 88. QATAR OIL' [‎211v] (431/468)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (230 folios). It was created in 16 Apr 1935-28 Jun 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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unreasonably withheld the Company shall have the right to use for the
purposes of its operations such harbours as may be developed by the Sheikh
or His Majesty's Government if there is not reasonable harbour accoinmodation
available elsewhere. Subject to the terms of the agreement between the
Company and the Sheikh harbours developed by the Company shall be under its
complete and exclusive control.
8. TELBGrRA.PH, wireless and telephone installations, if any, maintained by
the Company shall be for use only in its business and as provided in 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 Sheikh or His Majesty^
Government.
9. THE Company declare that it is their intention, should they consider
that commercial conditions justify it, to erect a refinery in Qatar. If and
when the Company is satisfied that commercial production is assured, the
Company agrees to examine with His Majesty's Government the question of
establishing a refinery in Qatar of suitable type and capacity.
10. IN the event of a state of national emergency or war (of the existence
of either of which His Majesty's Government shall be the sole judge) His
Majesty's Government shall have the right of pre-emption of all the oil
produced in Qatar in accordance with the terms of the schedule hereto.
11. IN the event of notice of termination of the Agreement between the
Company and the Sheikh being given on the ground that the Company has
failed to observe any of the terms of the present Agreement between the
Company and His Majesty's Government, the arbitration provisions of the
said Agreement between the Company and the Sheikh shall apply if the
Company considers that notice of termination on such grounds is not justi
fied, and in that event the Sheikh shall not cancel the said Agreement
until arbitration takes place in accordance with the said provisions and
unless the Company fails to comply with the award of the arbitrators
within the reasonable time which shall be fixed by the arbitrators for so
doing.
IN WITNESS whereof Leonard Day Wakely, C.B., on behalf of His
Majesty's Government has hereunto set his hand and seal and the Company
has hereunto caused its Common Seal to be affixed the day and 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-emption of
all crude oil gotten under the Concession granted by the Sheikh to the
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 have in
Qatar to produce oil fuel that shall comply with the Admiralty specifica
tions at the time provided that Qatar oil be of a suitable kind and
quality for this purpose.
(2) The Company shall use its utmost endeavours to increase so far as
reasonably possible with existing facilities the supply of oil and/or
products thereof for the Government to the extent required by the
Government.
(3) The Company shall with every reasonable expedition and so as to
avoid demurrage on the vessel or vessels engaged to convey the same, do
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 the
(2)
mpany shall have the right to use for the
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if there is not reasonable harbour accoinmodation
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only in its business and as provided in the
constructed and operated that their operations
operations of such wireless, telegraph or
ay be established by the Sheikh or His Majesty's
at it is their intention, should they consider
ustify it, to erect a refinery in Qatar. If and
d that commercial production is assured, the
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atar of suitable type and capacity.
e of national emergency or war (of the existence
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nee with the terns of the schedule hereto.
of termination of the Agreement between the
given on the ground that the Company has
terms of the present Agreement between the
vernment, the arbitration provisions of the
ompany and the Sheikh shall apply if the
e of termination on such grounds is not justi-
Sheikh shall not cancel the said Agreement
e in accordance with the said provisions and
comply with the award of the arbitrators
hich shall be fixed by the arbitrators for so
nard Day Wakely, C.B,, on behalf of His
eunto set his hand and seal and the Company
on Seal to be affixed the day and year first
E above referred to
of national emergency or war (of the existence
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Content

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 final negotiations with the Sheikh of Qatar before the signing of the oil concession.

The volume contains:the Qatar oil concession, signed by the Shaikh of Qatar, ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, and APOC on 17 May 1935, in Arabic and English (folios 67-86) 'Sketch map of Qatar Peninsula' (folio 87); agreement 5 June 1935 between the British Government and APOC regarding the Qatar Oil Concession (folios 211-212).

There are some letters in Arabic, to and from the Sheikh of Qatar.

Extent and format
1 volume (230 folios)
Arrangement

The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume, (folios 222-226). 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 an brief index at the beginning (f. 2) indicating the main topics covered in the volume.

Physical characteristics

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, then 2-86; 87 and 87A and it carries on until 229, which is the last number given to the last folio of the volume.A second foliation sequence runs between ff. 3-220; 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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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