Tapline. The story of the world's biggest oil pipe line.
Large 4to (216 x 280 mm). (6), 40 pp., final blank leaf. Illustrated throughout, staple-bound in original illustrated wrappers.
A celebratory magazine describing the thought put into, the hardships endured, the challenges faced, the difficulties overcome and the political points proved in the construction of what was then the world's largest oil pipeline system. The so-called "Tapline" connected Aramco's oil fields and refineries on the east coast of Saudi Arabia with the Mediterranean port of Sidon, in Lebanon. Aramco completed its Tapline in 1950 with an initial capacity of 320,000 bpd. At the same time, however, King Ibn Saud threatened to nationalize his country's oil production, prompting Aramco to offer a 50/50 split of all profits and to shift its headquarters from New York to Dhahran.
Removed from the Engineering Library of the University of Southern California with requisite shelfmarks pencilled and labelled.