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No. 627
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

1610. For Pauley from Wolf.

Reurtel 2503 [July] 10th2 Davies PAW requests you be advised as follows: “Regarding eastern European oil supplies for western Europe it is emphasized that prime consideration is urgent need for oil supplies as such rather than as means of saving transportation. However resultant tanker savings would be corollary advantage. Estimated that to extent supplies delivered by rail or barge to western Europe from Austria, Hungary, or Roumania saving would be eleven class B tankers of twelve thousand deadweight tons for fifteen thousand barrels daily of supplies. For supplies at Constanta for Mediterranean estimated net savings of seven class B tankers for fifteen thousand barrels daily. For different rates savings approximately proportional.”

  1. Sent over the signature of Grew.
  2. Document No. 625