Petroleum in Australia

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    SO much has been heard in the past concerning the prospects of commercial oil supply from indigenous resources of the Commonwealth, that mere mention of the subject is inclined to call forth expressions of scepticism and recollections of past disappointments. But whatever opinion may prevail in technical or financial circles at the moment, perusal of Dr. W. G. Woolnough's report of his tour of inspection of the oilfields of America and Argentina, as bearing on prospects in Australia,* is certainly worth while; if it does not convince in its object, it at least provides a most readable account of the industry in the first two countries, and a very fearless statement of the facts as regards Australia.

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    Petroleum in Australia. Nature 129, 155–156 (1932) doi:10.1038/129155a0

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