893.6363/12–148: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Consul General at Shanghai (Cabot)

2139. Dept urgently needs current petroleum stock info Shanghai comparable data furnished Contel 1728, Aug. 4.9 Consideration [Page 288] problem Contel 2592, Dec. 111 also requires data current monthly consumption each product particularly fuel oil and lubes and estimated minimum stock level for possible transition period.

Dept position Shanghai retain present stocks but regulate future deliveries to achieve minimum safe level. Data outlined above essential discussions ECA and oil company representatives here.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Ante, p. 270.