OH 0702

Former executive, Caltex Petroleum Corporation. Service during World War II; initial employment with Caltex (China); aviation representative, South China; Chinese Revolution, 1949; manager, Caltex Okinawan operation, 1957-59; relationswith military government on Okinawa; formation of Ryuku Oil Corporation; head of marketing, Caltex (Japan), 1960; president, Caltex (Japan), 1964; joint ventures with Nippon Oil Company and Koa Oil Company; increasing refining capacity from 60,000 bbls. to 900,000 bbls. per day; crude oil contracts; Nippon Petroleum Refining Company; refinery rehabilitation and construction; Shun Nomura, his role in Caltex operations in Japan; Caltex relations with MITI; Nippon Oil Staging Terminal Company; relations between Caltex (Japan) and New York headquarters; OPEC and its effects upon Caltex (Japan); character sketches of Neal Lilley, Alec Singleton, and James Voss (former chairmen of the board, Caltex); comments about various Japanese oil executives.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 101 pp. plus documents (3 pp.)
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) Ronald E. Marcello
Date of Interview April 20, 1987

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