740.00119 EW/6–3045: Telegram

No. 622
The Washington Liaison Representative for the Delegation to the Allied Commission on Reparations ( Wolf ) to the Representative on the Allied Commission on Reparations ( Pauley )1

1473. For Pauley from Wolf.

Ralph Davies PAW advises from best information available his Program Division indicated 1946 surplus petroleum supplies in eastern European areas under Russian occupation will be approximately 60,000 BD over local requirements. Romania accounts [for] 47,000 BD this figure. At same time he advises imports from Anglo-American sources to meet requirements western and Mediterranean Europe will average approximately 292,000 BD last half [19]45 and 226,000 BD [19]46. Any utilization apparent surplus eastern Europe not only eases critical petroleum supply condition world wide but effects material transportation saving if movement to western and Mediterranean Europe overland or from Constanta by tanker initiated promptly. Sending under separate cover Davies letter and supporting tables.2

  1. Sent over the signature of Grew.
  2. Not printed. Cf. document No. 626, post, and annex i to document No. 1321, printed in vol. ii .