Film: 6661

Industry + Work | 1950 | Sound | Colour


The developments of the BP company in 1958 are described. The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition is mentioned along with Sir Vivian Ernest Fuchs. The first Abu dabi test off shore well is shown. New refinery at Montreal, Canada. Harwich shipments to Kent refinery for production of high octane aviation fuel, one of the largest transcontinental rail shipments ever made. First Nigerian crude oil shipment. Large tanker ship called the British Duchess is launched, the first of six. British Faith is also shown. New BP symbol or house mark, introducing the green and yellow. Donald Campbell attempts the world waterspeed record and sets it at 248 mph. New office blocks. Agreement with the Sinclair oil company.

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