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Rumanian Oil

Volume 438: debated on Monday 9 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if it is possible for Britain to obtain any oil now from Rumanian oil wells.

I regret to inform my hon. Friend that it has not been possible since the termination of hostilities to purchase any Rumanian oil for this country. This is mainly because of the large proportion of Rumanian oil exports which are absorbed by the U.S.S.R.