Production of petroleum at oil refineries and its transportation in United States, before and during World War II
United States USA Date:1943 Duration:5 min 15 sec Sound:Yes
Documentary titled, ' Oil Is Blood ' on production and transportation of petroleum and its by products in United States. Crude oil in a pit. Man takes samples from the pit. View of derricks at an oil drilling site. Derricks at sea. Exteriors of a building near the derricks. Service station attendants, pumping gas and cleaning the windshield, on a 1942 Lincoln Continental convertible, at a "Tydol Flying A" gas station.
Scenes of busy highways and plenty of fuel give way to empty roads, closed gas stations, and restricted hours for obtaining fuel, as it is rationed during World War 2. Views of persons obtaining ration stamps and books. Various gasoline ration books including the "A" books (allowing the smallest amounts) and "B", "C", and other books allowing larger rations to more essential users. Oil rig "roughnecks" inserting new sections of pipe and proceeding to drill. Closeup of a "gusher" before it is capped. Men filling railroad tank cars with petroleum products. A long train of tank cars pulled by a steam locomotive. Animated map illustrates the ocean shipping lanes that formally served as means to transport fuel and oil, before the German U-Boat threat made them too dangerous for general use. Drums of fuel and oil being loaded aboard a ship to supply the Allies during the war. A convoy of ships heading to the war zone of North Africa.
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