Excerpt from Problems of the Petroleum Industry: Results of Conferences at Pittsburgh, Pa, August 1 and September 10, 1913 The Bureau of Mines is concerned primarily with safety in mining and with the increase of efficiency in the production and utilization of mineral products. As there is at present great waste in the production and handling of petroleum and natural gas, and this waste can be minimized by proper methods, it is most important that a thorough study of the problems involved be carried on as rapidly as possible with a view to reducing waste and improving the quality of the products. A large amount of valuable information regarding these problems has been collected by men actively engaged in the petroleum industry. In order that this information might be made available and that further information might be gained, men interested in the petroleum industry were invited to attend conferences at Pittsburgh, Pa., for the purpose of organizing inquiries of national scope through which the knowledge in the possession of different investigators could be made available for the general good. Persons interested in the petroleum industry were cordially invited to participate in the work of these conferences and to take an active part in the proceedings. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.