890F.6363/56a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister Resident in Saudi Arabia ( Moose )

36. Please cable in confidential code, up-to-the minute report on present activities of California-Arabian Company32 in Saudi Arabia, giving in detail, account of present drilling and exploration activities, production, actual and potential, transportation arrangements [Page 933] and disposition of present production, distribution activities within Saudi Arabia. Also please give account of any new development in relationship to Saudi Arabian Government. It is realized that you have kept Department well-informed on these matters but this request is to assure that our information is complete and up to the minute. Please hold this inquiry in utmost secrecy.

  1. The California Arabian Standard Oil Company (Casoc).