Quest for Oil America imports a million gallons of oil daily, a complicated and costly proposition. America requires petroleum for fuel and lubricants and for by-products such as mineral oil, asphalt, paraffin, plastics, synthetic fibers, and synthetic rubber. New oil reserves sought worldwide. Filmed at: Phillips Petroleum, Pasadena, TX; Aero Service, Inc., Philadelphia, PA; L. Sonneborne Sons, Inc., Petrolia, PA; Creole Petroleum Corp., Maracaibo, Venezuela; Shell Development Co., National Lead Co., (Baroid Division) and Houston Oil Field Material Co., Houston, TX; Sure Seal Wax, Bountiful, UT; and Century Geophysical Corp., Tulsa, OK.
Reference video, Box 14
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Industry on Parade Film Collection, 1950-1959, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.