Petrol, Garages and the Pattern of Distribution

  title={Petrol, Garages and the Pattern of Distribution},
  author={Kenneth C Richardson},
Petrol was discovered almost by accident, as part of the great rush forward in hydrocarbon technology which took place in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Long before, in Mesopotamia, Palestine and elsewhere, a traditional body of local knowledge had been built up concerning oil seepages and the mysterious black deposits which were to be found on or near the surface in those regions. Babylonians had made from them a bitumen which could be used for bonding and cement. Greeks in… CONTINUE READING