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The Politics of Oil 1914–18

  • Geoffrey Jones
Part of the Studies in Business History book series (STBH)

Abstract

The First World War saw closer contacts than ever before between the State and the oil companies. Oil policy became a concern of ever-higher levels of Government. Ministers and their civil servants were involved in matters of company structure, suggesting or prohibiting mergers between various oil companies, while the rival companies lobbied for the State’s favour.

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Civil Servant British Petroleum Royal Dutch Shell Historical Journal British Control 
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Notes

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