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Homelight Oil Co

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1902 Set up in Britain as a company jointly by some Armenian oil entrepreneurs - A. I. Mantashev and the brothers Gukasov. The company established relations with British Petroleum[1] as part of a European effort to counter the rise of Standard Oil of USA

1911 The British interests of the company were acquired by British Petroleum Co[2]

1916 The Zeppelin L-33 bombed the East End of London at Bromley and Bow. Fires and severe damage were caused to the Homelight Oil Co. in Old Ford Rd[3]

1917 Became a member of the Pool Board, set up by the government to control distribution of petroleum products[4].

1917 The company was acquired from the Public Trustee by Anglo-Persian Oil Co, together with 2 other companies which had been owned by the same German concern, British Petroleum and the Petroleum SteamShip Co[5].

1919 The Scottish parts of Home Light Oil Co were incorporated in the new company Scottish Oils[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Caspian Sea Encyclopedia, 2010
  2. The Times, Sep 02, 1911
  3. Aviation Safety wiki [1]
  4. New York Times May 5, 1917
  5. The Times, 7 June 1917
  6. The Times Sep 13, 1919