Research

Monthly petroleum production statements,

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of U. S. Bureau of Mines' statements summarizing statistical and economic surveys of crude petroleum and refined petroleum products. The statements include narratives on daily production output and demand for crude petroleum, daily barrels of refined product, the price index for petroleum and related products, and crude oil capacity; comparative analysis of supply and demand of fuel oils; and tables on production and stocks.
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0.5 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1937-1946
Series Number:
B1532

Arrangement

Chronological by year and therein by statement number.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of copies of statements summarizing statistical and economic surveys of crude petroleum and refined petroleum products. The statements were produced and distributed by the United States Bureau of Mines (Dept. of the Interior). During wartime, Harold L. Ickes was the bureau's secretary; R.R. Sayers was director. Date stamps show the statements were received by the State Museum during 1949, several years after the final release date of March 1946. This supports the conclusion that the Geological Survey compiled such information on mineral resources for statistical and research purposes.

The statements include narratives on daily production output and demand for crude petroleum, daily barrels of refined product, the price index for petroleum and related products, and crude oil capacity; comparative analysis of supply and demand of fuel oils; and numerous tables on production and stocks of crude oil, motor oil, and other products by state and P.A.W. district. Each statement has a release date, a title showing the month and date of the survey, and a statement number. The series includes numbers 154 (December 1936) through 270 (March 1945), with a few gaps.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Custodial History

Records were transferrred from the office of Robert Fakundiny on September 30, 1985. This accession resulted from a project undertaken by Archives staff in 1997 to accession or reintegrate estrayed or unidentified records.

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