File 10/5 II Hasa oil: CASOC's activities in Hasa; development of Ras Tannura; Political Agent's visit to Hasa [25r] (62/656)
The record is made up of 1 volume (326 folios). It was created in 7 Jan 1935-26 Mar 1941. It was written in English. 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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future payments to the new bank. It is agreed that Government will
designate such Bank in Saudi Arabia, or in the United States of
America, or in England, dr in Holland, but that no bank in Saudi
Arabia will be so designated unless such bank has a correspondent
in the United States o£ America, England or Holland through which
Bank transfers of money to Saudi Arabia may be made . Once the
Company has made the proper payment to the Government or has
deposited the propersum to such correspondent for transfer to a
bank in Saudi Arabia, the Company shall be free of all further
responsibility in connection with payment.
It is agreed however that the first payment of thirty five
thousand pounds gold, or its wquivaient (comprising the first
payment and the first annual rental) shall be made, within
fifteen days after the see effective date of this agreement, to a
correspondent in Mew York or in London, of Netherlands Trading
Society (Netherlandsche Handal- Mastschappij) at Jedda, Saudi
Arabia, to be transmitted without delay, and at the expense of
the Company, to the said society and to be delivered to the Govern
ment upon obtaining a proper receipt from the Government for
such payment. If this first payment is not made in gold, it
will be made in pounds sterling at the current rate of exchange
at the time the Company makes the payment to such correspondent.
Article 17 .
As soon as practicable after the discovery of oil in
commercial quantities, the Company shall select some point
within Saudi Arabia for the erection of a plant for manufactur
ing sufficient gasoline and kerosene to meet the ordinary re
quirements of the Government, providing of course that the
character of the crude oil found will permit of the manufacture
of such products on a commercial basis by the use of oil
developed is sufficient for the purpose, it is understood
that the ordinary requirements of the Government shall not
include resale inside or outside of the country. Upon the
completion of the necessary preliminary arrangements, and as
soon as the Company has obtained the Government's consent to
the proposed location, the Company shall proceed with the
erection of such plant. During each year following the date
of coupletion of this plant, the company shall offer free to the
Government, in bulk, two hu^red thousand American gallons of
gasoline and one hundred thousand gallons of kerosene, it being
understood that the facilities provided by the Government for
accepting these deliveries shall not impede or endanger the
Article 18 .
^he Company, at its own expense, will employ the necessary
number of guard s and guides to protect its representatives, its
camps and installations. The Government promise to co-operate
fully in supplying the best soldiers and men available for this
responsibility, and in furnishing every reasonable protection,
at rates not exceeding those customarily paid by the Government
or others for similar services, it being understood that the
expense for such services shall be paid by the Company through
Article 19 .
In return for the obligations assumed by the Company under
this contract, and for the payments required from the Company
hereunder, the Company and enterprise shall be exemot from all
direct and indirect taxes, imposts, charges, fees and duties
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The volume contains correspondence 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 on the oil concession in Saudi Arabia, the activities of California Arabian Standard Oil Company (CASOC) in Hasa, Saudi Arabia, and the development of the port and the refinery at Ras Tannura (also mentioned as Ras Tanurah). There are also documents on 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. 's visit to Hasa, in May 1939, including his report (folios 149-157). Also of interest: 'Copy of text of "Oil" Agreement between the "Standard Oil of California" and H.M. King Abdul-Aziz Al Saud' (folios 21-30).
There are notes at the end of the volume (folios 305-322).
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- 1 volume (326 folios)
The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume (folios 305-322). The notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file; they give brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the file.
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The foliation is in pencil in the top right corner. The numbering begins with the first (5th folio from the front) and ends with last page of writing (4th folio from the back). Between 103-112 and 173-179, folios are paginated on both sides.
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