Books on WW2 Romanian oil industry?

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Books on WW2 Romanian oil industry?

Post by TheMarcksPlan » 22 Dec 2019 17:56

Are there any? Relatedly, are there books detailing the WW2 oil industry as a whole, such as the level and demographics of industry expertise residing in Europe (Dutch workers resident in Netherlands, for example, with experience working in NEI. Or people with experience working in any of Western Europe's industry holdings abroad).
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Re: Books on WW2 Romanian oil industry?

Post by rakesh456 » 17 Apr 2020 11:19

Good evening.

There are many books that describe the WW2 oil industry as a whole, they are:
1.Into the fire: Ploesti, the most fateful mission of World War 2
2.Ploesti 1943: The great raid on Hitler's Romanian oil refineries

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Re: Books on WW2 Romanian oil industry?

Post by AllenM » 25 Apr 2020 20:40

A historical overview:

https://sp.lyellcollection.org/content/465/1/1.1

Specific to Germany:

https://www.amazon.com/War-Oil-Nazi-Que ... 1597977217


Finally, I should mention that in the 1930s, IG Farben was the largest chemical cartel in the world. It is difficult to find a good, technical details only book about it. IG Farben produced synthetic fuel and lubricants during the war, and synthetic rubber (Buna). Germany had plentiful coal supplies and Leuna-Benzin fuel refers to using brown coal, pulverized and injected with hydrogen at high pressure, plus a catalyst.

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Re: Books on WW2 Romanian oil industry?

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Re: Books on WW2 Romanian oil industry?

Post by TheMarcksPlan » 27 Apr 2020 04:28

Thanks all for the recs.

From AllenM's link I found some interesting scholarly articles, including one on the development of the Caviaga oil/gas deposit in the Po Valley of Italy. Apparently an American company was working with Italy on exploration until December 11, 1941. Thereafter the Italians reset and, in '43, drilled and started extracting gas. Per the authors, extraction was distributed locally but not up-scaled because of the ongoing civil war and a desire not to hand production Germany.

An aside:
It will perhaps not surprise - depending on orientation - to learn that the owner/founder of the firm working with Mussolini's government (Western Geophysical) up to the DoW went on to bankroll right-wing American publications and was a supporter of Reagan and Goldwater...
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Re: Books on WW2 Romanian oil industry?

Post by TheMarcksPlan » 28 Apr 2020 01:46

Blog with interesting figures/images of Romanian oil industry, but lacking citations: http://furcuta.blogspot.com.
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Re: Books on WW2 Romanian oil industry?

Post by TheMarcksPlan » 28 Apr 2020 02:03

Historical narrative with interesting figures in this post, in case you don't scroll back 11 years: http://furcuta.blogspot.com/2009/10/rom ... story.html
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