STK-ID 3713

Shot of Manhattan, tankers in comparative foreground, freighters. Sequence on Canadian effort, oil tankers in railway yard, train-full of tankers speeding along on track in the distance. Sequence on International Pipeline being built between Portland, Maine and Montreal. ESTABLISHING SHOT of Turner Valley oil field, MLSs of derrick and of oil tanks on site. Shots of exploratory drilling with portable rig, of drilling for oil, including roughnecks at work. Several shots of large burn-off fire raging skywards. Final sequence on oil tankers in convoy at sea. [End title]


Excerpt from
The Battle for Oil
New York (city), Turner Valley, Maine
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486