• Short Summary

    Under the new Cuban administration, the nationalized Shell refinery in Havana was active Oct 3, as tankers - strictly checked by armed militiamen - arrived to take on supplies of oil.

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    Loading area for oil and gasoline tankers at the Shell Oil refinery recently taken over by the Cuban Government.....refinery pipe stills in the background are, however those of the former Esso Standard Oil refinery which was nationalized by the government......workers filling tankers, working on loading facilities, silouette, with Esso stills in background........



    Tankers pulling out......



    GV's Shell Oil refinery, and Esso Standard Oil in the background taken from nearby hillside.



    Across the bay to the left is Havana......



    Oil tankers leaving by the main gate of Shell Oil Refinery....



    Militiamen with machine guns search each vehicle as it enters.....



    Policeman checking drivers credentials as he leaves..... .




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    Background: Under the new Cuban administration, the nationalized Shell refinery in Havana was active Oct 3, as tankers - strictly checked by armed militiamen - arrived to take on supplies of oil.

    Premier Castro confiscated the Shell and Esso Standard Oil refineries July 1 after the British and American companies had refused to refine Russian crude oil. An earlier victim of the big oil take-over was the Texaco Company's refinery.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA51R6QXS3JE3LHU0XWXE7J6X2U
    Media URN:
    VLVA51R6QXS3JE3LHU0XWXE7J6X2U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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