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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, FEB. 24, 1920
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Sitnation of Petroleum
A". R. Kingsbury, President of the
Standard Oil Company (Call
fornia) Issues Statement.
Instructions have been issued to
all Agents of the Standard Oil
Company (California) to take no
contracts for the sale of fuel oil
without referring to the home of
fice in San Francisco. At the same
time it lias been decided that ex
portations of refined products, al
ready materially curtailed, shall
be kept at a minimum and be only
such as to meet the company's con
The condition of the petrolinm
industry which has necessitated
these actions is one which so
closely and importantly touches
the interests of the public, indust
rially and otherwise, that a de
scription of it will be useful in
giving a thorough understanding
of the situation which exists. In
its simplest terms, it is that the
crude oil production of California
isnot suilicient to meet the de
California was called upon in
1919 to supply approximately 475,
000,000 gallons of naptha pro
ducts. This quantity could not be
obtained from the production of
crude oil in California and the
shortage of over 20,000,000 gallons
was imported from the East. With
the demand for gasoline and heav
ier fuels in direct proportion to
the number of internal combust
ion engines, embracing automobil
es, trucks, tractors, marine motors
and pumping plants and the pro
duction of this class of equipment
constantly increasing, the 1920 de
mand for naptha products it is
estimated, will exceed the 1919 de
mand by at least 25, indicating
a total requirement of 000,000,000
gallons. From the present supply
of crude oil, the total possible pro
duction of naptha products is but
450,000,000 gallons, indicating a
shortage in the products named of
"While heretofore gasoline has
been purchased -in the Mid Conti
nent Field, such purchases must
necessarily be made on a competi
tive basis with Eastern buyers.
The wholesale prices of gasoline
in the Mid-Continent Field today,
it points of manufacture, are ISjJ
to 19 per gallon. Add to this
price 7f per gallon, the cost of
bringing the product to the Coast
in tank cars, and this gasoline
would sell at San Francisco at be
tween 25fS and 30 per 'gallon, as
against the present price of 2iy2.
There are two simple factors,
production and consumption. To
day the crude oil production of
California is 25,000 barrels daily
less than the requirements, and
the deficiency, for 1920 at the pres
ent rate of production will exceed
10,000,000 barrels. Since 191G
stocks have decreased 14,000,000
barrels which means that the pub
lic consumed that quantity over
the amount produced. Stocks of
crude oil on hand today of 0,000,
000 barrels are lower than at any
time since 1910 and of this quan
tity, it is estimated, only 14,000,
000 barrels are available for the
market. At least 10,000,000 bar
rels are required as a working
capital, or, so to speak, "as mer
chandise on the shelf," and the re
maining 0,000,000 barrels are iu
pipe lines and tank bottoms and
This company has been success
ful in increasing its production of
crude oil. In 1918 the increase
was four and one-half million bar
rels over 1917, and in 1919 three
million barrels over 1918, but even
these considerable increases on
part of one company do not save
the whole situation. In view of
th shortage existing, the com
pany has increased the prices it
oilers for refined crude oil. Other
purchasers of retiuable crude oil
have been paying large premiums
over the prices offered by the
Standard Oil Company.
lue remedies are luceused pro-
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FRIDAY, FEB. 27
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SUNDAY FEB. 29
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duel ion and importations and to
a lesser extent but quite as import
ant, conservation and the elimina
tion of waste by careful and scien
tific handling of petroleum and its
products by the oil industry on
the one hand, and its scientific and
careful use by the public on the
Camphor for Hawaii.
The cultivation of camphor is a
possibility for Hawaii. The
world's camphor supply hereto
fore came from the Orient, mainly
from China, Japan and Formosa,
but now a start has been made in
its culture in America, in Florida,
where there is a company recently
formed to devote some 12,000
acres to this industry.
In China, where it is an import
ant industry grown hoary with
age, the method of manufacture is
destructive. The tree, after being
cherished for centuries, is chopped
down, and cut up into small sect-
i ions, which are then boiled, and
the camphor distilled oil', just as
okolehao is distilled from ti root.
The modern and salutary meth
od is to trim the tree regularly,
just as tea is picked, and then dis
til those trimmings, leaves and all,
for every part of the tree contains
camphor, and none of it should be
One farm, or plantation has
been in operation in Florida for
some :$5 years, and has been a com
Camphor grows well in these
Islands, and there is a good deal
of laud which might probably be
devoted to its culture with profit.
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