PETROLEUM: Cuban Dream

For 58 years Cuba has been suspected of harboring a great oil reservoir. Last week, with no less than five major companies holding extensive concessions on the island, it finally looked as though the suspect would have to stand trial. Prodded by a three-month-old act of Cuban Strongman Batista's docile legislature, a subsidiary of the Atlantic Refining Co. spurred its crews of U. S. geologists and drillers engaged in a thorough investigation of vast concessions. Close on their heels were Sinclair Cuba Oil Co. and Royal Dutch Co. operatives.

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