Memorandum of Conversation, by Mr. Herbert A. Breakey of the Petroleum Division
|Participants:||Messrs. [James] Terry Duce and [Philip C.] Kidd, Arabian American Oil Company|
|Colonel [William A.] Eddy, Arabian American Oil Company|
|Mr. Sanger, NE|
|Mr. Jenkins, NE|
|Mr. Breakey, PED|
Mr. Terry Duce, of the Arabian American Oil Company, being in the city for a few days, was invited to meet with some of the State Department officials to inform them of the last developments regarding the Trans-Arabian pipe line.
[Here follow four paragraphs of observations by Mr. Duce.]
Mr. Duce summarized the situation as follows:
- The company is going ahead with the pipe line as planned.2
- This winter it is proceeding with the line in the south.
- The company is not at the present time interested in an alternative route, but it may investigate such possibilities.
- The company, however, will consult with the governments at present concerned before attempting any alternative routes.
- If war develops in Palestine,3 new plans will have to be considered.