File 10/1 VIII Bahrain Oil Concession [4r] (22/555)
The record is made up of 1 volume (270 folios). It was created in 15 Apr 1934-3 Jul 1934. 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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commencing its operations considerably in advance of the time required and
in keeping consistently ahead of the requirements under the concession®
The efforts of the Company in this behalf embrace the erection of the
installations I refer to above, without awaiting Hie grant of the Lease®
I would now deal with the question of the refining in Bahrein
of the crude oil produced there.
Although I have pointed out in my letter to you of the 17th
December 1933 that my Company is under no legal obligation to refine oil,
my Company was then already giving very careful consideration to the pos
sibilities for refining oil in Bahrein®
As you are aware, the Company has Just installed a Topping plant
at Bahrein for experimental purposes and in the hope of being able to sup
ply some of its own immediate needs® Obviously, therefore, the question
of refining for local consumption must be postponed until its practicability
has been definitely determined by the results of the experiments®
But in regard to the possibilities for refining oil in Bahrein
for purposes of export to countries outside Bahrein of the refined products
of the crude oil, it is apparent that this question embraces one of the
most important factors involved in producing oil and in finding markets
for production and safeguarding those markets®
My Company assumes that His Excellency has not considered his
request from the angle of the reduction of output resulting as a consequence
of the Company being bound by an obligation to refine in Bahrein oil for
export abroad® Therefore, my Company desires that it should be explained
to His Excellency that the outlet which must be established for the dis
position of the products of the Company may demand crude oil alone or
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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. in Bahrain, 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 representatives of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO) on the storage tanks calibration for the purpose of calculating the royalties payable to the Sheikh of Bahrain and on the first shipments of oil from Bahrain to Japan and Singapore.
The volume includes a copy of the draft lease contract with notes (folios 55-64), newspaper cuttings on oil in Bahrain and House of Commons' questions on Bahrain (folios 204-205). There are letters in Arabic with English translation, to and from the Sheikh.
There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 248-258).
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- 1 volume (270 folios)
The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 248-258). 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 main foliation system starts on the 5th sheet with 1 and finishes with 259, wich is the last number given, on the 5th sheet from the back of the volume; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled and may 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.
Foliation anomalies: 56A and 56B; 57A and 57B; 58A and 58B; 60A and 60B; 61A and 61B; 61A and 61B; 63A and 63B.
Foliation omissions: folio 233
A second foliation sequence starts on folio 14 and continues through to folio 247; the numbering for this sequence starts at 13. These numbers are also written in pencil and may be located in the same position as the main sequence.
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