"Petroleum is of the greatest importance to the Arabs"

[League of Arab States]. Juhud Jami'at al-Duwal al-'Arabiyah fi al-shu'un al-batruliyah 1945-1965 [Efforts of the League of Arab States in Petroleum Affairs 1945-1965].

[Cairo], Idarat Shuun al-Batrul [Petroleum Affairs Dept.], 1965.

8vo. 122, (2) pp. With a half-tone portrait frontispiece. Original printed wrappers.


The rare Arabic edition of this handbook, also published in a more common and shorter English edition. Quite an important document memorializing the achievements of the League of Arab States related to oil exploration and trade during the first two decades of its existence, and providing an outlook on future projects. As the League's Secretary General Abdel Khalek Hassouna writes in his English edition foreword, "Petroleum is of the greatest importance to the Arabs from the political, economic and social aspects of their life". Herein are documented the vital years in the middle of the 20th century which would define the trajectory of petroleum in the Arab world and economy, affecting almost every facet of life in the particularly oil-rich countries like those of the Arabian Gulf. The booklet discusses the role of the League in the Israel Boycott, the Arab Petroleum Experts Committee, the League's Petroleum Affairs Department, Arab petroleum congresses and exhibitions, as well as various agreements for the coordination of petroleum policies, for the constitution of Arab pipelines and tankers companies, for the establishment of an Arab oil research institute, etc.

Slight ruststains from original staple binding, otherwise in good condition.


OCLC 23517681. Cf. Selim, Arab Oil, no. 125.

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