Business & Finance: Smooth Oil

Sir Henri Wilhelm August Deterding, K. B. E., head of Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. and Shell Transport & Trading Co., Ltd., sat at a large mahogany table and ate an Edam cheese sandwich. Around the same table some 20 potent oilmen sat, discussed petroleum and how not to produce too much of it. To Sir Henri, munching his pungent delicacy, might have come memories of the days in which he and John Davison Rockefeller would have constituted an extremely effective quorum on world oil-questions. What battles he...

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