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At the start every effort to stop the flow was a failure, and a huge quantity of oil ran to waste. The spirit of the industrial West had not disturbed them down to the end ofwhen, Mr. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. The first well on private ground was drilled to the right of the Mashtagi road, almost facing No.

Andrew Urquhart, in business at Oiidjari. As the place develops, its disadvantages — the heat, dust, absence of good water, rainlessness and the want of vegetation — will be largely mitigated.

Baku: an eventful history,

Next day the flow was at the rate of 1 50, poods for the twenty-four hours. I can best continue the subject of the misrepresentation of Baku by giving Charles Marvin’s opinion, written nearly thirty years ago, when an architectural metamorphosis was taking place, and the city was being rapidly modernised to meet the needs of the new industry of oil.

Batumi Georgia Petroleum industry and trade. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item The drama of a year has been played in three well defined and separate acts. Altogether the company paid the excise twenty-nine copecks for each pood of illuminating oil produced, and the treatment of residuum for lubricating oil taking more time than the crude treated for illuminating oil, the amount of the tax worked out at about forty copecks per pood of residuum.

Therefore, I caution you that everyone guilty in future of such criminal actions as shooting from houses and roofs will be dealt with in a similar manner. Although necessarily in parts technical and statistical — and consequently, it is to be hoped, of permanent value to oil men in all parts of the world — this book is largely a product of the violent upheaval resulting from the collision of the new and old and an incredible amount of bitterness bom of race antagonism and trade rivalry.


I refer to the famous Maiden’s Tower.

I attempt to epitomise the early history of the city and its industry, bring the story of the spouting wells up to date, record the leading results of each year’s work, and give some new information about men and methods at the oil fields and in the refineries, many of which I visited as recently as February last.

Now and again the sand flowing up with the oil would obstruct the pipe, or a stone would clog the course; then the column would sink for a few seconds The contract system produced in forty years abouttons, while some 2, tons were obtained in the first ten years, and 29, tons in the second ten years following upon the abolition of the contract system.

I should like to make it plain that on this point, and indeed on all questions touched on, I have written without bias ; I have sought to limit the part referring to the massacres to a dispassionate record of acts of heroism and thriUing incidents which show that even in Baku there is much that is civilised, intensely human and even chivalrous.

Arthur Arnold gives an interesting account in his ” Through Persia by Caravan,” of what the system was then.

On arrival at Tiflis it was found that the nistory which was clear when forwarded was gradually becoming darker and finally turned a dark brown. The first impression is a dismal one ; nor is a closer view much more inviting.

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Across the mouth of the bay, well out to sea, is disposed an island, much in the same fashion as the Plymouth breakwater, thoroughly protecting it from adverse winds, and eventfkl it to give secure anchorage to thousands of vessels.

The Mirzoiev enterprise as well as the Kokorev and Gubonin firm, subsequently transformed into the Baku Oil Company, met with only slight success, and the striking of oil on other lands completely destroyed the plans of the pro- moters. I am not too hopefully prophetic when I say that there will be an early expansion of the oil fields of Russia. In the matter of the hisotry of their products, these were most favourably situated.

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No sooner, however, had they learned, or thought they had learned, how to produce photogen than they found reasons why they should get rid of the inventor. Though so very modern in these respects, Baku remains loyal to its ancient water-carts and camel teams.


The ramifications of its world-famous system of trading do not come to an end at Astrakhan or even at Nizhni, but, pushed forward with all the power and resource of such firms as Nobel and Rothschild, extend up the mighty Volga hisotry the heart of the Empire to the Baltic shore, can be traced across the Caucasus to Batoum and Novorossisk and thence on to Europe, the Near and Far East, and our own Indian Empire, or across the Caspian Sea to Persia and Central Asia.

Internet resource Document Type: At the auctions in the early days of the industry business feeling aggravated by race hatred led to wild speculation and organised attempts to crush rivals. Mirzoiev,-the contractor, was all-powerful, and although not a refiner himself, but only a buyer of refined, he fixed prices for crude and products at Nizhni Fair and would not tolerate competition. Near the end of the taxes were increased to sixty and fifty copecks per pood, and a few changes were made in connection with the classification of heavy illuminating oil paying the lower rates, but generally the impost remained as before.

In order to increase its income from the petroleum industry, the production of crude from shallow wells, and 30 BAKU. The next difficulty producers had to face was the delivery of the oil from the wells to the refineries, and its subsequent carriage in the crude or refined state to the consumer.

When they struck oil one of the partners sold a seventh of his share interest to a new company of seven persons, while one of these disposed of one-third of his share to a third company in which there were four persons. Twice this year has Baku burned red in the eye of the world. No adequate tankage having been provided, vast quantities of oil were lost.

P, for SalfordMr. The oil was taken out of the pits in skin bags which were drawn to the surface by horses working a pulley arrangement. User Review – Flag as inappropriate pages are missing.