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‘File 28/64 Exemptions from customs dues on oil companies’ stores’ [‎2r] (3/74)

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The record is made up of 1 file (34 folios). It was created in 20 Jul 1942-19 Jul 1943. 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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CODES :
BENTLEY’S SECOND PHRASE

PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT (QATAR) LIMITED
Directors: Wann ».-e:wr.q. (OTATWwrxtt), R. Cayrol, D.S.O., D.S.C. (french). W. Fraser, C.B.E., C. S. Gulbenkian (formerly Armenian)
G. t-EOH-JoNEs, J. B. A. Kessler (dutch), L. M. lefroy, j. a. meny (French).. H. G. Seidel (U.S.A.), R. W. Sellers, J. Skliros
Q/CH.1/3125 ^
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BAHREIN
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.
20th July, 1942.
H.B.M. 1 s 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. ,
Bahrain.
Dear Sir,
'/A
SUSPENSION OP OPERATIONS - QATAR
Jr "
1. In connection with the suspension of opera
tions in Qatar the question of the disposal of stores
and oil well equipment will arise. These stores will
come under the following categories:-
(a) For local storage in Qatar
(b) For transfer to Bahrain for use in Bahrain.
(c) For transfer to Bahrain for storage during
the suspension period.
(d) For transfer to Bahrain for sale in Bahrain.
(e) For transit through Bahrain to other
Company locations. *
Reference (e), the Company has had direct
orders originating from the Army to send
oil and water supply material and equip
ment to Basrah.
(f) For transit through Bahrain on purchase
by Army, Navy and R.A.F. 1
2. In connection with such movements of stores
Bahrain Customs procedure must be considered and it
will be realised that as a result of H.M. f s G-ovemment
decision to suspend operations in Qatar the Company may
be involved in a considerable amount in Customs dues

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The file comprises copies of correspondence relating to customs and transit duties payable on equipment and stores owned by Petroleum Development (Qatar) Limited (PDQ) that are passing from Qatar through Bahrain, as a consequence of the shutdown of the Company’s operations in Qatar in 1942. The file’s principal correspondents are: 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 (Edward Birkbeck Wakefield); the Manager of PDQ (Ernest Vincent Packer); and the Adviser to the Government of Bahrain (Charles Dalrymple Belgrave).

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1 file (34 folios)
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The volume/file’s contents are arranged in approximate chronological order, from the earliest item at the front to the latest at the end. The file notes at the end of the volume/file (ff 34-35) mirror the chronological arrangement.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 37; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 2-33; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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