The Argentine Ambassador (Espil) to the Secretary of State

D. E. No. 110

On December 19, 1940 Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales and the Phillips Petroleum Company, concluded an agreement one of the provisions of which requires that the latter render all technical assistance for the development of the operations of the former.

The Phillips Petroleum Company now informs Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales that due to regulations enforced by the United States Government, it cannot at present give the information and technical assistance which Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales needs for manufacturing aviation gasoline.

The Argentine Ambassador presents his compliments to His Excellency the Secretary of State and, upon instructions from his Government, has the honor to request that the United States Government authorize Phillips Petroleum Company:

to instruct the technicians of Y. P. F., Mr. Aldo Pontiroli, an engineer, and Dr. Roberto Carrozzi, giving them all necessary information on the processes the company has for the preparation of aviation gasoline.
to allow our said technicians to study in the Engineering and Research Departments which Phillips Petroleum Company has in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, all matters pertaining to the processes for the preparation of iso-octane, neohexane, and iso-pentane.
to allow the mentioned technicians to visit and study the plants of the manufacture of iso-octane, neohexane and iso-pentane, which the Phillips Petroleum Company has in operation at its Borger, Texas, Refinery, and in other refineries owned by Phillips Petroleum Company.