The Story of Petroleum

The Story of Petroleum (1923)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 1923-10-30
  • User Rating: 6/10 from 2 ratings
  • Runtime: 0h 45min
  • Production Company: Department of the Interior
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Reel 1, an oil field is located, drilled, brought in, and pumped. Shows the Garber Field in Oklahoma. Reel 2 shows how pipe is laid and cleaned. One section crosses the Red River. Includes views of an oil camp and of a casinghead gasoline extraction plant. Reel 3, oil is distilled at a refinery. Reel 4, wax is removed from oil, processed, and prepared for distribution. Oil products are carried in tank cars, trucks, barges, and ships.

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