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Excerpt from The American Petroleum Industry, Vol. 1The purpose of the authors in preparing this work has been to produce a treatise which would present a comprehensive survey of the American petroleum industry, distinctly modern in every respect,MoreExcerpt from The American Petroleum Industry, Vol. 1The purpose of the authors in preparing this work has been to produce a treatise which would present a comprehensive survey of the American petroleum industry, distinctly modern in every respect, and suitable not only as a general reference work for those engaged in the industry but also as a text-book for students of petroleum engineering. For these reasons, the subject matter is essentially descriptive, without, however, omitting the theoretical considerations necessary for the proper understanding of the subjects included.While it is by no means a composite work, the authors have been fortunate in securing the collaboration of authorities, as writers on subjects with which they are especially qualified to treat. The names of Messrs. F. G. Clapp, E. E. Greve, Roswell H. Johnson, J. P. Cappeau, and L. G. Huntley are a guarantee that no pains have been spared to make the work a faithful record of the present knowledge of the American petroleum industry. Six of the eighteen chapters constituting the treatise, have been prepared with the full cooperation of these experts- the other twelve chapters deal with such subjects as are within the knowledge and experience of the authors, and it has not therefore been necessary to arrange for their preparation by others. It must be mentioned here, however, that Mr. George H. Taber, Vice-President of the Gulf Refining Company, Pittsburgh, Pa., and a recognized authority on petroleum technology, has critically read the entire manuscript and has made numerous valuable suggestions, especially on the treatment of the subject of refinery technology. It is a real pleasure for the authors to acknowledge their deep indebtedness to Mr. Taber and to Mr. Wesley A. Looney, General Manager of the Gulf Refining Company, for their mature advice, helpful criticisms and courteous interest.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.