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Montana oil and mining journal. [volume] (Great Falls, Mont.) 1931-1953, October 26, 1935, Image 5

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Montana Refineries Have Greater
Capacity Than State Production
Montana refineries have a capacity of 25,413 barrels of petroleum per day, includ
ing a cracking capacity of 5,800 barrels, according to the latest compilation of the United
States Bureau of Mines. On January 1, 19 plants were operating, 12 were shut down.
Those operating had a capacity of 16,933 barrels.
Refining capacity is 40 per cent greater than daily average production, with the fur
ther factor of the export of more than 50 per cent of Montana's oil production to Canada
A large part of the refining capacity is idle and part of the active plants are running cm
crude imported from Wyoming.
Following is list of Montana refineries as shown by the U. S. Census.
STRAIGHT
DISTILLATION
Cap Status Type 2aP
CRACKING
Status Tyr
RA1LROADS
COMPANY
LOCATION
OMSTPAP.GN
CMSTPAP .
1(00 j Op
Arro OH A Refg. Co.
B. A M. Refg. Co
Bears Den Refinery_...
Big Horn Oil A Refg. Co.
Big West Oil Co. of Mont.
Conrad Refg. Co. ...
Consumers Refg. Co
Continental Oil Co. -
Out Bank Refg. Co..
Deloraine Refg. Co. ..
Dunlap Refinery ,_
Hart Refineries _
W. Lewlatown
Ronndnp ._
Bear Den...
Billings .—
Kevin .
Conrad _
Collins .
Lewistown
Cut Bank .
OCImopt ...
Cat Creek __
Hedgesville_
Missoula ..
Gallup City ...
Cut Bank _
Skim
Dabte
800
Op
300
Op
do
85
Op
do
CBAQ.ON.NP
ON -
ON -
1000
Op
do
(00 Op
800
Op
do
Dabbs
1000
Sd
do
(00
Op
do
GN
CMSTPAP ..
ON .
None ..
None .—.
1600 Op
350 ! Sd
do
do
26 0
Op
do
75
Op
Top
100
Op
GN
Skim
CMSTPAP,NP
None —.
300
Do
Op
do
60
Sd
Ted Hawley
Hole Brothers
Home OH A Refg. Co-(Great Falls
Eugene Hunt .
Independent Refg. Co.
International Refg. Ob.
Lewis Refineries
C. A. McKee ban.
Minnesota Flat Willow
Pet. Co.
Red Lodge Refinery....
Regal Products Co_
The Russell OH Oo.
do
260
Sd
Top
ON
1000 j Sd
GN „...
Sktrn
200
Op
do
Wtnmett
Laurel ..
Sunburst
Valentine
Mbit ....
3000
5000
Op
CB&Q, ON,NP
do
1600
2000
Op
Don.
de Fk»r,
■/
Op
do
GN
Op
60
Sd
do
6
Op
do
None ........
Oat Creek ..
Red Lodge ..
Soap Creek Field
Billings _
Butte ..-.
Sunburst
8
Op
do
None ..
None .
70
Op
do
60
Sd
do
1000
Op
GN.NP .
OMSTP&P.NP
GN .
OMSTPAP.GN
do
600
Op
Do
do
330
Snow Cap OH Co
Sunburnt Oil A Refg. Co... Great 'Falle
Unity Pet. Corp
Yale OH. Oo. of S. D.Billings
Sd
do
200
Sd j Own
3000 I Sd
800 { Op
2000 Op
500 j Sd
do
KaMspell ......
Skim
SAA
Skim
ON
800 j Op
V. P.
CBAQ.GN.NP
CMSTPAP,NP
A..
Miles City _
Do
864 U j
6800 [
CLIMAX STOCK
JUMPS FROM 50®
TO $46 SHARE
(Several years ago investors had
the opportunity to buy Climax
Molybdenum stock «round 60c to
40c a share. It Is now $46 bid—
very bard to get.
It la Climax Molybdenum, tbe
largest mine of its kind in the
world—located at Climax near
Lead ville, Colo.
- Molybdenum is used as an alloy
tor hardening steel and 1« in great
demand, doe to constant Increasing
IN of the lighter metals,
mine, together with. Its very mod
ern ore milling and refining plant.
Which has a capacity of 2600 tons
of ore dally. Is turning out moly
bdenum at a great rata and Is one
of the biggest users of power on
the Public Service Lines.
Tbe
Production of 8,100,000 pounds
in 1930 dropped to 1,913,376 in
1932, then Jumped to over 6,000,
000| In 1933, and skyrocketed to
8,878,683 last year.
And glance at these profita; 1932
$89,606; 1933, $898,1660; 1934,
$1,190,602, equal to lie, $1.07
, and $2.13, respectively, on the
>40,000 shares outstanding. Since
the end of 1932—near the hot.
bom of the depression—entire debt
of $2,386,820 has been retired. One
mill km of it this year. No bank
loans or preferred shares.
AVtho molbdenum Is noted for
Its hardening qualities, the action
of the stock has a softening effect
on the hearts of Its holders, most
of whom are c'JSaely connected
with the company. American Metal
Is the parent company.
' Dividend of 20c paid In 1934,
has been boosted to $1. and a
special payment of 7 He was made
this spring.
I. S. REFUSES TO
'FURNISH FUNDS FOR
MORTJUM PIPELINE
MIN NE API LIB—Aldferman Hen
S H. Bank and Rdmeo J. Riley
d today on their return from
Washington that the government
refuses to finance the construction
of a natural gas pipeline from
Montana Into North Dakota and
Minneapolis. Supporters of the pro
posed project sought PWA aid.
CREA jyiRTH ERH
LOW FARES
EVERY DAY
*
Station -To-Station Fares
3c Par Mile, One Way .,.
Round Trip, 1.8c Per Mile.
Dining Car Meals «s Low
as SOc — «Mals and hot
•rices in Coaches and
LOW COACH FARES
her wean IINIM and
::^rr no*tn«eit take
the A «-CONDITIONED
EMPIRE BUILDER
Go GREAT NORTHERN
COPPER MINES
ARE RESUMIRG
BUTTE—Reconditioning of the
St. Laurence and the Leonard
mines will be started at once by
the Anaconda Copper Mining Co.,
W. B. Daly, general manager, an
nounced here today.
The two mine« are to be put
into condition so that they will be
available for ore production at
any time when their output may
be needed.
The announcement said that in
view of tbe large present demon
for copper In the United States
and tbe general expectation In in
dustrial circles that this demand
will hold up in ths future the
Anaconda Copper Mining Co., le
preparing to meet probable in
creased requirements for the me.
tal.
NEW HOPE WELL
IS SEEKING FOR
EMBAYMENT
That the ancient shore line
which gives retainer sands for the
Cat Bank pool was irregular hi Its
shape Is accepted as a fact (by all
geologists and operators, but the
wells located above 10,80 feet
above sea level, on the top of the
Bills shales are considered «a
improbable of production. Excep
tion to this rule Is expected from
irregularities In the ancient coast
line and wherever an embayment
is ' found, large production {may
result, geologists say,
R. C. Tannant is spotting an
other well on his Hope lease, la
SWH SW* 18-S4.6W. His No. 1
well, offsetting bis famous Miller
EXTRA
TROUSERS
$3.95
A big selection of Men's
and Young Men's All
Wool Trousers. Grays,
browns, tans.
Suit Patterns and other
Extra Trousers
$3.50 to $5
CORDUROYS—$2.95
KAUFMAN'S
Great Falls, Montana
I
No. 1 producer on the northeast*
was a very small producer and
scarcely commercial. It seemed at
the time to pretty well disprove
the area east. However, when sim
ilar wells were drilled north and
west of the Miller gusher. It be
came apparent that the Hope well
was no more significant than the
north offbet. on the Haglund farm..
Accordingly, Tarrant 1» moving a
quarter of a mfle northward, close
to his west line on tbe Hope, be.
llevlng that an embayment, per
haps very narrow, will be en
countered wherein a thick, coarse
sand similar to that in the Miller,'
will be developed. Further pros
pecting along the east line of the 1
field will follow success in tBSS
Hope location.
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TH3B SUNBURST BADGER
• srL
TIRES
TUBES
ANDY'S TIRE CO., Inc
RICH UKJbVKB,
't
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GREAT FALLS, MONTANA
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economy—that no other house-heating method can equal.
• •
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There is no
mind rega rdin g tie desirability of Natural Gas Heating.
It is clean -it is entirely a utoma ti c, requiring no work
or attention—It mods
wist* t
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1 1
«OOOOOOOOSHOMMVN
FRED H me PIONEER
CODES TO EDO OF GREAT CAREER
PmMdt W hite « Dd e , pioneer in the Moatau oil tndnatry nd • ctrk
»»der in Oil« «täte for « half « century, RrnrrnT «war in a*e«t Fail«
Monday afternoon following «ereral .trokm hTLd fu rient
month*.
Whiteside oaeme to Miles City in
18S0 and encaged in the contract
ing business. He constructed the
buildings of the old »Ihrer smelter
in Great Palls .in 1888. He ballt
tbe Broadwater natatorlam in Hel
ena and the Hennessy block In
Butte.
Uter he mowed to Kalls pell
where be became active In politics
and published a semi-weekly news
paper. With the coming of oil de
velopment. he took an active part,
figuring In the history of practi
cally every oil field. He drilled one
of the first well# in Pondera field,
was active la Kevin and In several
fields in Billings district Among
the wells started by him was the
Lodge Oram teat and he drilled
several wells around Soap Creek.
In political life, Whiteside was
a firebrand. During the legislature
of Janaary 1899, the historical
battle was on between Senator W.
A. Clark and the Daly interests. It
was Whiteside who produced In the
midst of legislative debate four en.
velopes which contained a total of
$30.000. He announced that It had
been placed in his bands toy agents
of W. A. Clark for the purpose of
•buying votes for Clark. The Inci
dent caused an uproar and nation
wide attention, and Whiteside's
testimony was the factor which
caused Clark to be unseated in the
U. S. senate.
Later. Whiteside exposed the
"capitol commission scandal'' hav
ing to to do with an alleged $3,
000,000 contract graft In the con
struction of the State capital..
BACHELOR GOLD
Articles of Incorporation were
filed wkh the secretary of slate
by; Bachelor Gold Mines
Lake City. Capitalized at $300,000.
Organisers and director» are Geo.
A. Putnam, Earl A. Coombs. D. E.
Broughton, H. B. Embree, William
M. Melk le and B. J. Greer, all of
Salt Lake City.
Reliable. Dreg

HAMILTON'S
RexaUjDrug Store
MONTANA
lT VALLA,
Si
FINCBR CRHBK
RESUME WORK OH
POKER GREEK
Preparations
are being made to resume work
on the Wey
psny well, which has been shut
down since 1932. Two new boilers
and a rotary rig are reported en
route by Paul Von Wey mar n. pre
sident. Tbe bole «lands at 4,000
feet and has « considerable flow
of «ulphur gas. Location is near
Mountain Mill, IS miles west of
Plocer creek.
rn Petroleum com
SKND A CONTRIBUTION TO
THK SUNBURST BADGER
BADGER
DEALERS
Who Sell Lanrele&f
AUTOrUEL
MADE IN MONTANA*
Get The Paying
INDEPENDENT
REFINING 00.
Billing» and Laurel
GALLONAGE
NOTICE
From the present STATUS—the Residue of the Son
burst Oil A Kenning Oo., Receivership, will not pay divi
dends to creditors or original stockholders.
The Northern Petroleum Company was organised on
October 8th, 1996, by the Preorganiiation Member* who are
creditors and stockholders of the Sunburst Oil A Refining
Oo., for the purpose of producing the Northern Petroleum
Company's present oil well and developing its 1440 aoree of
oil and gas leases on Flat Coulee str uct ur e, which it
and for a limited time any creditor or stockholder of the Sun
burst Oil A Refining Co., is eligible to buy for CASH at per
$1.00 Northern Petroleum Oo., common stock.
The J. EL Hamilton Oo., win act as Fiscal Agent for any
Sunburst Oil A Refining Oo., cerditor or stockholder who de
sires to make purchase for Cash of Northern Petroleum com
pany common stock, either while it is being offered at par
$1.00 or subsequent to the closing of the Su b s crip tion Books.
There will be NO CHARGE for this Fiscal Agent eer
vice; the extended cooperation is through its interest in the
success of the project
J. H. HAMILTON—Receiver
Sunburst Oil A Refining Oo.
Great Fall* Montana
The British American
Oil Producing Co.
ThcjToronto Pipeline
Company
Buyers of North Montana
Crude Oil
Tulsa, Okk.
Shelby,'Montana
Toronto, Ontario
MIECT WIRE IS
RFFORRQ OTT
BY E J GIBSON
E. J. Gibson company of Spo
kane which, with the mining reviv
al baa grown into the foremost
brokerage concern in the North
west. has opened « branch office in
Orest Palle, providing this city with
a leased wire. Tbs wire Is the eer.
vice of B. A. Pier«» A Oo., which
has 58 branch offices and 88 mem
berships in leading commodity and
security exchanges In tbs United
States and Canada.
The large board carries 284
stocks including ths New York
exchange, curb, grains and mines.
Location is on the ground floor
at 8 Third Street North, In the
same (block as Hotel Rainbow. D.
A. Davidson of Great Palis is man
ager of tbe Great Palis office.
SEND A CONTRIBUTION TO
THE

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