Documentary looking at the history of the oil industry.
Logo of hand holding a globe. Landscapes, mountains etc. Graphic flash with a crash of cymbals. London, lots of buses and cars. The Strand? Policeman conducting traffic. Travel Agents. Women looking in shop windows. Greengrocers display. Barclays Bank. Oil derricks. Men at work drilling for oil. Shots of pipes and refineries. Tankers. Oil spilling from pipes. Train carrying tanks of oil. Demolition of buildings. Men climb a tall construction. "The new Europe is going to need all the oil it can get". Industrial landscape. Foundries. Production lines. Women inspecting electrical parts. Machinery. Coal being moved by mechanical digger. Oil "turning the wheels of industry". Automobile industry. Stanes Motors Ltd. Tractors coming off production line.
Railway track in Australia. Outback. Sheep shearing. Man on a motorcycle rounding up sheep. Tree felling. Timber industry. Grain harvest. Combine Harvesters. Planes. Ocean Liners. Comparison between oil usage in 1938 - 270 million tons, and 1948 - 450 million tons. Surveyors checking for oil. Drilling. Globe showing where oil can be found - Middle East and America. Striking oil. Bubbling oil pools. Flames coming out of the ground. Model oil wells popping up on map of America. Skyscrapers. American woman getting into car with paper bags of shopping.
Note: cuts for this documentary in UN 2302 B, UN 2303 A and UN 2303 B.