Royal Dutch Shell and Turkish Petroleum

Royal Dutch Shell combines their financial power with the Turkish Petroleum Company that controlled petroleum production throughout the Ottoman Empire. Acquiring the oil belonging to the Turks via the Turkish Petroleum Company, the political movers and shakers traveled east to rename their interests Iraq Petroleum Company. My fiancees mother would sit outside with a view of San Francisco Bay from her lunch balcony at the City of Tiburon and tell stories about the acquisitions involving petroleum.

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