Australian and New Zealander oil sources during World War 2

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Australian and New Zealander oil sources during World War 2

Post by Admiral Bloonbeard » 24 Mar 2021 10:27

Does anyone know where Australia and New Zealand got their oil during World War 2?

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Re: Australian and New Zealander oil sources during World War 2

Post by EwenS » 24 Mar 2021 14:48

USA and the Persian Gulf. Balance changed during the course of the war from the latter to the former. Pre Dec 1941 much was coming from the DEI.

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Re: Australian and New Zealander oil sources during World War 2

Post by Admiral Bloonbeard » 24 Mar 2021 16:12

EwenS wrote:
24 Mar 2021 14:48
USA and the Persian Gulf. Balance changed during the course of the war from the latter to the former. Pre Dec 1941 much was coming from the DEI.
Do you have exact numbers and statistics?

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Re: Australian and New Zealander oil sources during World War 2

Post by Tom from Cornwall » 27 Mar 2021 21:35

For Australia,

Search for Australian War Memorial and look for the Official Histories which are all on-line. There are a couple of volumes about the civil economy one for before Dec 41 and one for after. There is definitely information in them about petroleum supply, etc, but you’d have to search about to see whether the exact information you need is in there.

Good hunting!
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Re: Australian and New Zealander oil sources during World War 2

Post by Admiral Bloonbeard » 20 Apr 2021 01:34

Tom from Cornwall wrote:
27 Mar 2021 21:35
For Australia,

Search for Australian War Memorial and look for the Official Histories which are all on-line. There are a couple of volumes about the civil economy one for before Dec 41 and one for after. There is definitely information in them about petroleum supply, etc, but you’d have to search about to see whether the exact information you need is in there.

Good hunting!
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Tom
I'll ask someone about it

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