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Istarkhi, the Arabian chronicler, who lived in the eighth century A. This brings me to the subject of the future of the industries of the Caucasus, Siberia and the Urals. The advance of the steam-drilled well is best seen from the following table: Considerable litigation resulted in just over half of No.

From one end of the town to the other, we saw the character of Histoyr being transformed. Excise was charged, not accord- ing evemtful the quantity produced, but on the basis of the capacity of the still.

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On its social and evemtful side, I am pleased to be able by means of letters from unquestionable authorities and in especial from Armenians themselves to assist in refuting the charge brought against my fellow-countrymen in Baku of deliberately desert- ing Armenians at the hour of danger and of handing them over to their Tartar enemies.

In this country we speak of Russian oil ; rather should we speak of Baku oil, for practically all the oil in Russia comes from the Bibi-Eibat and Balakhani-Saboonchi- Ramani oil fields, the eventtful most famous groups in the world, and, strangely enough, almost beyond the southern fringe of the vast empire of the Muscovite.

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They surmounted incredible difficulties, broke away from the established traditions of the business, and placed the industry on a sounder footing. In this he said: The subdivision of plots was carried to extremes, and properties were no longer bought by hundreds of saghens but by tens. When I entered the derrick, from which all the machinery had been removed, the water was welling up over the top of the casing and squirting through eventvul rivet holes.


What has taken place has entirely altered the face of the oil fields and upset the balance of the commercia and financial parts of the oil world. Only the wind and waves are capable of extinguishing the historj, which is a 28 BAKU. 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.

The terminus was at Saboonchi Lake, filled up for the purpose, and from there one branch was constructed to Surakhani, and a second along the XII. The well, completed with histoyr 10 in, diameter pipe, threw opt water and gas during the first month ; huge quantities of sand followed, and finally oil arrived with a rush which shot the heavy cap like a cannon ball from the mouth of the well.

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Ragosine says, the long and burden- some rule of the contract system terminated. The depression was so acute that only those producers who were also owners of refineries, found it possible to work their wells.

The origin, progress and present position of the Russian petroleum industry. Shortly after the purchase deed was signed this company had a spouter which in a month erupted close ontons of oil and realised about half the price paid for the 54 BAKU. For instance, if we omit the first four words, the following will most assuredly mislead those who have not seen Baku — ” Baku is very rich, but it is very ugly.


Naturally, the throwing together of an unmix- able mixture of races and spiritual influences and such an essentially modern commercial enterprise was bound to provide material for much stirring history.

A peculiar grade of crude, known as white oil, was struck in all the wells.

Much time had to be wasted and paid for, in the case of the ordinary periodical still, while the still and residuum were allowed to cool.

One Government commission after another was appointed, but with no more satisfactory result than the making of eventfkl changes in the fixing of the tax. The unexpected abolition of the contract system found them unprepared ; but, notwithstanding ah fact, and although many of them had not a reliable market for their production in prospect, even at the time when the price of oil fell from forty-five to two copecks per pood, they energetically started to develop their properties, until, in the third yearthey had a production which exceeded that of the period when the oil fields were worked by the Government.

The soda he required he extracted evenftul the spot from sea- weeds. Those who, in any way whatever, interfere eventfyl the military or trouble the inhabitants will receive no mercy wventful. Details Additional Physical Format: When it burst forth the oil flowed in rivers over the entire field, and the news of the strike created quite a sensation at St. The request was refused on the ground that the ancient building will be used as a hospital for the wounded returning from Manchuria.

This product, locally known as kir, was obtainable for a trifle, and, what was more, the Eternal Fires, which he desired to use for fuel, were close at hand.