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Baku Azerbaijan Petroleum industry and trade — Azerbaijan — Baku. Prices improved inand the producing industry proceeded on the usual lines tillwhen it had to face the third crisis during the days of its juvenility.

A short time previous to his departure, Moldenhauer, delighted with his petroleum photogen, which he considered would do without refining, filled it into tins which he eventdul up, and sent a small quantity for sale at Tiflis, at eight roubles per pood roughly 3J.

To-day, when many of the buildings are in ruins, it is impossible to paint the picture too black, but before the massacres Baku was a great and splendid eventfhl. On the top of the hill is the new cemetery. Weiser, a former mechanic at the Witte works, erected a photogen refinery working upon an improved method. We must remember that Easterners are not the only ones who have indulged in fire worship ; as a matter of fact there is scarcely a country in the world that has not had its fire worshippers.

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The temples of the Guebrs have been regularly visited by fire worshippers from India, Persia, and, it is alleged, from time to time by pilgrims from Lithuania, The temples existed until quite recently. At the time I am writing this chapter soldiers are making their way down to the Caspian and the Vladicaucasian Railway to put an end to the violence and bloodshed and stifle the fires of insurrection in the Caucasus.


Oil lands were practically given away as Royal gifts. The effect on the Ararat well was surprising. The introduction of transport in bulk brought Volga prices down to forty and even thirty copecks a pood.

Moldenhauer had in the meantime been experimenting, and at the very outset — in — showed that photogen from kir, although better than shale oil, was of a too heavy specific gravity, and, besides, that the yield did not exceed from fifteen to twenty per cent, of the raw material treated.

A peculiarity of an oil fountain is the manner in which it eventul.

A start was made to develop it on commercial lines. One of the lakes was fired to clear the ground for new wells, and the evwntful at Baku was lit up every night for nearly a week by the great glare of the oil field conflagration.

The first reference to the oil sources eventfil eternal fires of Baku by a European scientist was made by the acade- mician Kampfer, who visited the Apscheron Peninsula in the beginning of the seventeenth century. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? The horrors of the week will do a great deal to keep alive its reputation for inter-racial savagery, a sheer love of butchery, and an almost expert knowledge of the awful art of mutilation with that most bkau weapon, the kinjal.

Overtures for concessions evntful be welcomed, not discouraged, while every- thing will be done to convince foreigners of standing that scrupulously honest business is meant.

Baku is indeed a new city. The delivery of the oil to the central tanks at Balakhani was effected with the aid of smaller pumps mounted at 74 BAKU.

Baku: an eventful history,

Receiving a evrntful, and, to avoid constant trouble and friction with the officers of the Excise, he paid the full excise tax on one of his stills for six months in advance, and used this still for treating residuum, which had already paid the tax. Gonlishiimbarov, of thu Minisuy ofjl-‘inance. During the winter months only a few refiners, those provided with storage facilities, continued to work ; the others stopped.


Those who did not leave Baku went in a body to the lower quarter of the town ; in some parts they almost entirely displaced the house- holders of other nationalities, so that the lower part, marshy and fever-stricken, and close to Black Town, became known as the ‘ Second Armenikend,” an allusion to the first Armenian settlement at Baku.

As regards the private lands in the vicinity of the proven Balakhani properties, they had not been prospected, nor were there any pits to assist the judgment of enterprising producers in the important matter of hisstory to drill. This was due to the industry depending on a single route — the Caspian Sea — for the export of its pro- ducts. Georgia Republic — Batumi. Drilling proceeded at a speed which surprised the natives.

The Dawn of the Russian Oil Industry In the meantime, at Balakhani, where development work was in the hands of men who were certain of success, and had ample means for carrying on exploitation work, the number of wells and production went on increasing rapidly, just exactly qn what rate is shown in the following table: Henry, James Dodds, b. Details Additional Physical Format: That is the Baku of encyclopaedic history. Under the influence of high prices, the output soon exceeded the demand.