Business: East of Suez

Texas Corp.'s Chairman Torkild Rieber likes to do things with a minimum of publicity, a maximum of purpose. Last spring the Norwegian-born onetime shipmaster bought from the Mellons' Gulf Oil the famed Barco concession in Colombia, promptly teamed up on a 50-50 basis with Socony-Vacuum for its development (TIME, May 4). Last week Captain Rieber struck another foreign deal with another Standard company, Standard Oil of California. In a terse joint statement from Captain Rieber and Standard's Kenneth Kingsbury it was revealed that Texaco will market all oil produced and refined by California...

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