Business: Friendly Enemies?

Long has Sir Henri Wilhelm August Oeterding's Royal Dutch-Shell Petroleum company been thought to be bitter rival of U. S. petroleum companies, particularly Standard Oil of New York (TIME, Sept. 9). Sir Henri was presumed to be especially enraged over Standard of New York's dealings with Soviets, who confiscated many a Royal Dutch acre in Russia and then asked Standard of New York to show them how to get better kerosene out of the crude oil. The recent and current "invasion" of the New York and New England gasoline market (long sacred...

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