• Short Summary

    WHAT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE FIRST IMPORTANT OIL STRIKE IN SPAIN WAS REPORTED AT THE WEEKEND FROM THE PROVINCE OF BURGOS.

  • Description

    WHAT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE FIRST IMPORTANT OIL STRIKE IN SPAIN WAS REPORTED AT THE WEEKEND FROM THE PROVINCE OF BURGOS.

    OIL GUSHED FROM A WELL IN MOUNTAIN COUNTRY IN AN ISOLATED AREA ABOUT 40 MILES FROM THE CITY OF BURGOS.

    AFTER ABOUT AN HOUR THE OUTLET WAS SEALED TO STOP THE FLOW. BOTTLES WERE FILLED WITH OIL SAMPLES AND SENT TO MADRID FOR ANALYSIS.

    THE DISCOVERY HAS DOMINATED THE NEWS IN SPAIN. IF THE FLOW CONTINUES IT COULD BE OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE TO THE SPANISH ECONOMY.

    AT THE WEEKEND WHEN THE STRIKE WAS MADE EVEN VILLAGERS COLLECTED BOTTLES OF THE PRECIOUS FLUID AS SOME 1500 GALLONS OF IT GUSHED FROM THE GROUND.

    THE STRIKE WAS MADE AT THE WELL AFTER TWO UNSUCCESSFUL BORINGS BY EXPERTS OF THE SPANISH OIL CONCERN, CAMPSA, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE AMERICAN OVERSEAS PETROLEUM COMPANY. A GUSH OF OIL WHICH REACHED 140 FEET OCCURRED WHEN A THIRD PROBE REACHED A DEPTH OF 4,500 FEET.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACOUQQ7SZK3AAP22BGOPA0YL10
    Media URN:
    VLVACOUQQ7SZK3AAP22BGOPA0YL10
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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