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

No. 5823

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s instruction No. 2677 of February 3, 1943,45 and to advise the Department, for the information of the Petroleum Supply Committee for Latin America, that the Director of Petroleum Supplies46 has today been informed that, in connection with the studies which he is making for the purpose of ascertaining the essential needs of Chile for diesel oil, fuel oil and kerosene, he should take into account the fact that the Supply Committee considers that those products made available for the Chilean nitrate industry shall be limited to the quantity necessary to produce the nitrate required to meet current deliveries and that no extra quantity is to be delivered merely for the purpose of creating a stockpile of nitrate. A copy of the letter to the Director of Petroleum Supplies is enclosed.45

Respectfully yours,

Claude G. Bowers
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  2. Osvaldo Martinez.
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