Synopsis:A 1950s newsreel about the oil industry, how we use oil, and how oil can be utilized in new ways.
A TOWER FOR LLANDARCY
Treating tower for high-grade lubricating oils leaves Glasgow, one of the heaviest loads ever to be carried by truck (130 tonnes), the route had to avoid water and other mains as well as bridges, and shows the tower being loaded onto a tanker for the next part of the journey to Prince of Wales Docks, Cardiff. Then the tower is loaded onto a train and finally onto another truck for the final stage of the journey to Llandarcy Refinery in Wales.
Shotlist:Shots of the truck and tower as it leaves factory, children watch truck as it passes, loading onto tanker with huge crane (shot from crane looking down), workers pulling levers, tanker leaving dock, tower being loaded onto train, loading onto truck and truck driving slowly over a bridge (accompanied by dramatic music) and into the refinery at llandarcy, more cranes lifting the tower into position in the refinery