800.6363/571: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Chile ( Bowers )

347. Your 480, March 25.35 The curtailment of petroleum deliveries outlined in Department’s circular telegram 2436 should apply to the [Page 98] total consumption of all petroleum products. It is hoped that additional tanker tonnage can be allotted to those industries and auxiliary services which we consider essential to the Allied war effort so that their full requirements can be met. Therefore, if it is possible to meet the demands entailed by this policy the percentage reduction would be only on consumption by other than the war industries referred to above.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Not printed; it suggested the advisability of reducing consumption by at least 15% on the basis of equality of treatment between the United States and the other American Republics (800.6363/506a).