HC Deb 27 November 1916 vol 88 cc44-5W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the cost of transport, at Blue Book rates, of oil from the Persian Gulf, Mexico, Trinidad, United States, Gulf ports, and New York?


The cost of transporting oil from the places named will, of course, vary according to the size and class of steamer used. The following may be taken, however, as the fair average cost to this country, based on Blue Book rates:

Per ton.
s. d.
From Persia 50 0
From Mexico 36 0
From Trinidad 32 6
From Texas 35 0
From New York 25 0