Re: Tank Car Co. names beginning with Sun.


John Hile <john66h@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


Why must there be a retailer? Large industries and transport
companies buy lube oil by the carload.

Tim,

Ran across the following in "Enterprise in Oil" while looking up
another matter...

"Even with the expanding domestic market it enjoyed during the
Twenties, Shell in common with most California refiners, continued to
sell on the export market - a term used in California to designate all
sales not destined for Pacific Coast points. During 1927, Shell of
California turned increasingly to this offshore market, selling
substantial quantities of gasoline and kerosene to Atlantic Seaboard
refining and marketing companies such as Standard of New Jersey,
Socony, Sun, Amoco, Atlantic Refining, and others who were taking
advantage of the low prices then prevalent in California."

There is, of course, no evidence here to suggest any of these
shipments were sent by rail. It does, however, seem to show that
market forces led to interesting business arrangements.


John Hile
Blacksburg, VA

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