'File 10/3 VIII Qatar Oil Concession' [38r] (79/456)
The record is made up of 1 volume (226 folios). It was created in 9 May 1935-23 Nov 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 SCHEDULE aToove 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 IV&jesty's Government shall have the right
of pre-emption of all crude oil gotten under
the Concession granted hy 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 specifications at the time
provided that Qatar oil he 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 time and in tne manner required by the
Government at a convenient place of shipment
or at a place of storage in oitar to be
determined by His Majesty's Government. In the
event of a vessel employed to carry any such
oil or products tnereof on behalf of His
Iviaj 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 of 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 del^y is due to causes beyond
the control of the Company shall be settled
oy agreement between His Iviajesty's Government
and the Company, and, in default of such
agreement, the question shall be referred to
two arbitrators, one to be chosen by His
M-jesty 1 a Government (or the Political Psesident)
and the other by the Company, with power to
appoint an umpire in case of disagreement, such
arbitration to be held in England and to be
deemed a reference to arbitration under the
provisions of the Arbitration Act of 1889 (52
and 53 Vict. C.49) of the Imperial Parliament,
or any statutory modification or re-enactment
thereof for the timo being in force.
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The volume contains correspondence between 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 the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , the Secretary of State for India and the Sheikh of Qatar about the Qatar Oil Concession and the protection offered to Qatar from His Majesty's Government, in exchange for the Oil Concession granted to the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC).
The volume includes:
- copies of the Concession and copies of correspondence with the Sheikh, in English and Arabic, and copies of the agreement between the British Government and APOC;
- draft clauses of pre-emption of oil in case of national emergency or war (ff. 38-39 and 74-75);
- correspondence from Air Headquarters to 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 planning of an air reconnaissance of the neighbourhood in Doha;
- letters in English and Arabic from Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. informing the Shaikh of the reconnaissance and of the visit from 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. , who gave him a Medal in commemoration of the King-Emperor's Silver Jubilee (f. 140).
There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 215-221).
- Extent and format
- 1 volume (226 folios)
The papers in the volume are arranged chronologically. There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 215-221). 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.
- Physical characteristics
The volume has a foliation number on the front top right of each folio. The numbering is in pencil, encircled, it starts on the first page of writing with 1, and ends on the back cover with 226. There is a second foliation, starting on f. 167 (numbered 167) and ending on f. 214 (numbered 193); the numbering from 193-212 reads right to left, as the document is in Arabic.
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