The Chargé in Mexico (Schoenfeld) to the Secretary of State

No. 4338

Sir: Referring to my confidential despatch No. 4096 of May 11, 1927,12b with regard to a resolution passed on April 27, 1927, by the Petroleum Producers’ Association in New York authorizing their respective companies to proceed with their normal activities (i. e., to drill) in case acceptable drilling permits are refused, I have the honor to report that, according to information received today by the representative of one of the interested companies, the following companies have already commenced drilling operations on pre-constitutionally acquired lands, without having received drilling permits from the Mexican Government with respect thereto: Huasteca, Sinclair Oil, El Aguila, Mexican Gulf, Transcontinental, and Cortez Aguada.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I have [etc.]

H. F. Arthur Schoenfeld
  1. Not printed.