Abstract

Imagine the calamity that would be caused by a complete lack of the essential products supplied by our petroleum industry! Millions of automobiles and trucks would stay in their garages; farm tractors would not move over the fields, and the production of food would all but cease; our tremendous earth-moving machines would not disturb a single clod; busses would not take on passengers; many municipalities would be without water, heat, and electric power; crack trains, both passenger and freight, would not move; many industrial plants would have to close for lack of heat, power, and light; ocean liners would stay in their harbors; air transportation would not exist; our Army would be immobilized and our Naval vessels would stay at anchor.

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