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'File 82/27 III (F 84) APOC: Qatar Oil' [‎139v] (276/638)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (319 folios). It was created in 22 Feb 1934-30 Apr 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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,1:
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
reauire the Company to the extent of any refining capacity it may have in
to produce oil fuel that shall comply with the ^Admiralty specifica
tions at the time provided that 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
j.ts utmost to deliver all oil or products of oil purchased by the
{Jovernment under their said right of pre-emption in the quantities at the
ijime and in the manner required by the^yernment at a convenient ^ place of
shipment or at a place of storage in to be determined by His
Majesty's Government. In the event of a vessel employed to carry any such
oil or products t hereof o n behalf o f His Maj esty being detained on
demurrage at the port of loading the Company shall pay the amount due for
demurrage according to the terms of the charter party and/or^the rates 0
loading previously agreed with the Company unless the delay is due to
causes beyond the control of the Company. Any dispute which may arise as
to whether the delay is due to causes beyond the control of the Company
shall be settled by agreement between His Majesty's Government and the
Company, and, in default of such agreement, the question shall be referre
to two arbitrators, one to be chosen by His Majesty's Government (or ^tne
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. ) and the other by the Company, with power ^ to appoint an
umpire in case of disagreement, such arbitration to be held in England an
to be deemed a reference to arbitration under the provisions of the Arbitra
tion Act of 1889 (52 and 55 Vict.C.49) of the Imperial Parliament, ^ or any
statutory modification or re-enactment thereof for the time being in force,
(4) The price to be paid for all oil or products of the refining or
treatment of oil taken in pre-emption by His Majesty's Government shall
be either (a) as specified in a separate agreement or (b) if no such^
agreement shall have been entered into, a fair price for the time being a
the point of delivery as the same shall be settled by agreement between
His Majesty's Government and the Company, or in default of such agreemen
by arbitration in the manner provided by the last preceding sub-clause.
To assist in arriving at a fair price at the point of delivery the
Company shall furnish for the confidential information of His Majesty s
Government, if so^required, particulars of the quantities, descriptions
and prices of oil or products sold to other customers and of _
charters or contracts entered into for carriage and shall exhibit 1
Majesty's Government original or authenticated copies of contracts ore a
parties entered into for the sale and/or carriage of such oil or pi'O
(5) His Majesty's Government shall be at liberjj^io take con ^ r ^ e °g n t
the works, plant and premises of the Company in Kowe-i^ and in such e
the Company shall conform to and obey all directions issued by or on e
of His Majesty's Government, Compensation shall be paid to the
for any loss or damage that may be proved to have been sustained by ^
Company by reason of the exercise by His Majesty's Government of j 30 ..
conferred by this sub -clause. Any such compensation shall be settle
agreement between His Majesty's Government and the Company or, in e
of agreement, by arbitration in the manner provided by sub -clause 3.

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The volume contains correspondence and notes of meetings 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 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 ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, Shaikh of Qatar, the Foreign Office, the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) and H.M.'s Ministry at Jedda in regard to the southern borders of Qatar, the Qatar oil concession and the relations of the Shaikhdom with the King of Saudi Arabia, ‘Abd al-‘Azīz bin ‘Abd al-Raḥmān bin Fayṣal Āl Sa‘ūd (Ibn Sa‘ūd). There are documents in Arabic, mainly letters to and from the Sheikh of Qatar. Some of the documents in the volume are marked as confidential.

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1 volume (319 folios)
Arrangement

The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume (folios 305-311). The notes refer to documents within the volume; they give a brief description of the correspondence with a reference number in blue or red crayon or ink, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The main foliation is in pencil in circled numbers, in the top right of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The numbering starts starts on the first folio of writing with 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D; and runs through to 312, which is the last number given on the last folio of the volume. There is a blank page at the beginning and three at the end of the volume.There is also another sequence, which is incomplete, written in pencil, in the top right corner, starting with 39 on folio 37 and ending with 299 on folio 312.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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