Published On: Sun, May 5th, 2013
BOOKS / Engineering / INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY / MainBlock / Marketing / MIDDLE EAST | By bmcsr | عدد المشاهدات 4,516

One Hundred Years of Middle Eastern Oil

Oil was found at Masjed Soleyman in southwestern Iran on May 26, 1908, and three years later was piped down to a newly built refinery at Abadan on the Iranian side of the Shatt al- rab, not many miles below Basra.1 Its global importance was immediately recognized, not just by the Admiralty in London, looking for new sources of supply for its oil-fired battleships, but in other European capitals as well—leading to a brief British-German-Turkish skirmish for control of the pipeline at the start of World War I. Read More…