Business: Pipeline to the West

Though the U.S. oil pipeline system would gird the globe 7½ times, it is still not enough. In Houston last week, six oil companies (Continental, Standard of California, Gulf, Richfield, Shell and Superior) prepared to fill another gap in the system, jointly formed the Four Corners Pipe Line Co. to supply California with its first piped crude oil. Houstonian R. G. McIntyre, recently retired chairman of the board of Standard Oil of Texas, was elected president of Four Corners, named for the oil-rich area where the borders of Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado meet. The new line will extend 600...

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