13 01 18 Etheritage Erdoel Iran

In search of black gold – Swiss petroleum geologists and the nationalisation of crude oil in Iran

After the Second World War, in the early days of the Cold War, Iran gradually began to break away from the geopolitical power games and economic greed of the major powers, which had especially set their sights on Iranian crude oil. At the end of 1949, the Iranian government founded Iran Oil Co. (Sherkat Sahami Naft Iran), an autonomous state-owned company.

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