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Fortunes were quickly earned ; every producer made money, and at that time not a single case of failure in the petroleum industry was recorded. Over a period of years more blood has been shed in Baku than in any other part of the Caucasus. Bqku modem Baku was burning we were given a con- fusing epitome of rival ancient descriptions of its appear- ance, population, and oil trade.

Tavrizov, one of the Baku refiners, patented a continuous distilla- tion process, consisting in its essentials of an adaptation of the slightly modified alcohol rectification plant to the dis- tillation of petroleum.

In my reading of ancient Russian works on the Cauccisus, I have been struck with the great desire Peter the Great displayed to take Baku from the Persians. Much time had to be wasted and paid for, in the case of the ordinary periodical still, while the still and residuum were allowed to cool.

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Small as the production was, it was impossible to consume the bulk on the bsku. There are evetful other spots in the Caspian where naphtha gas bubbles up in the same way. Home About Help Search. I should like to make it plain that histort this point, and indeed on all questions touched on, I have written without bias ; I have sought to limit the part referring to the massacres to a dispassionate record of acts of heroism and thriUing incidents which show that even in Baku there is much that is civilised, intensely human and even chivalrous.


He induced Mirzoiev to take advantage of the Grosny oil sources and to erect a refinery for supply- ing the Northern Caucasus with illuminating oil.

The extent of the home consumption histoory well as of the exports to Persia always depended on the price fixed by the Government for the crude. In windy weather the flame at times rose to a height of eight feet, but in calm weather it was much lower. If we ignore the exceptionally high prices demanded during part of August, this year, the price has never gone up to forty-five copecks again.

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We find this to be so if we trace the history of certain famous plots from the time when they were unproven and when their insignificant values were based on nothing more reliable than surface indications. The chief buyers were Mirzoiev and Kokorev and Gubonin.

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As these used crude as fuel and did not attempt to obtain perfect combustion, the whole town lay under a cover of soot and smoke.

Leaving the historical side of the book to speak for itself, perhaps I may venture a few remarks on the quite romantic development of the industry in South Russia. It is known that the country is anxious to secure the assistance of outside capital in many parts of Siberia, right along the Trans-Siberian line, in the Urals, in the Caucasus, and even in the cities. When the Sun well was capped, it came again into play.


Ragosine see two lonely high derricks, and even in these, as if to bring them into harmony with the monotony of the scene, all work had been suspended. The depression was so acute that only those producers who were also owners of refineries, found it possible to work their wells.

Henry, James Dodds, b. The Baku oil men of that day scrambled to get into Golden Bazaar, but soon found themselves in difficulties as a result of the crisis, and were forced to stop work and wait for better times. Although supported by the local administration, their petition was pigeon-holed by the higher authorities.

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Work was in full swing at the reservation during the bzku of 1and in half a year eighty refineries were in operation. The consumption of kerosene increased. The first to actually complete a well in was Mirzoiev, who was also the owner of the second well started in Burmeister, the driller in charge of the property, began to bore deeper in search of a new oil stratum.

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Some tried to substitute it for residuum, which was just beginning to be used as a fuel. Love laughs at difficulties, and soon a fortress raised its head a hundred and twenty feet above the waves. Ragosine has left a record of his impressions. Multi-coloured tongues of fire dance weirdly in the winds.

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