• Short Summary

    Believed to be the
    first oil exported from the Soviet Union, VISNEWS filmed 18,000 tons of it being
    piped aboard Norwegian tankers in Copenhagen harbour Feb 4.

  • Description

    Believed to be the
    first oil exported from the Soviet Union, VISNEWS filmed 18,000 tons of it being
    piped aboard Norwegian tankers in Copenhagen harbour Feb 4. Having negotiated
    the deal and with nowhere to store it, Danish businessman Torndel hired ten
    unemployed Norwegian tankers to lie in the harbour as 'store-ships', and bought
    barrels in which to sell his "bargain buy".

    Denmark will import 250,000 tons of Russian oil this year. In exchange she will
    deliver dairy produce and build fishing trawlers.

    Despite Mr. Mikoyan's plea in America to accept Russian's as 'honest traders'
    who are not desirous of starting a price-cutting 'economic warfare', the Russian
    oil from the Baku fields was bought for GBP7-5-0 per ton against GBP9-5-0
    usually paid for American and British oil. During his American tour Mr. Mikoyan
    said "We want to trade in earnest and well. We want to get as high a price for
    our goods and as low a price on the foods we buy, like any businessman".

    Russian oil production figures published recently were 99 million tons in 1957
    and 113 million tons in 1958.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3LQH7N094QXV6K49MQ6VDY4CV
    Media URN:
    VLVA3LQH7N094QXV6K49MQ6VDY4CV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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