835.796/151: Telegram

The Ambassador in Argentina (Armour) to the Secretary of State

778. Department’s telegram No. 487, July 29, 9 p.m. Intava (local marketing agency for Standard Oil aviation products) says it recently advised Lati that it could no longer supply it with aviation gasoline in Argentine. Intava also advised local Condor agency that any Intava gasoline supplied by Condor to Lati in Argentine would be deducted from monthly quantity normally supplied to Condor.

Intava doubts if Argentine Government will endeavor to purchase for Lati but if so Intava will plead inability to supply due to scarcity of stocks. Intava will advise Embassy of any such Argentine request or any other pertinent developments.

Matter has also been discussed with Ultramar, which advises that Intava is handling such matters for it. Both Intava and Ultramar seem disposed to cooperate fully.