GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East

Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC)

Founded in 1909 following the discovery of a large oil field in Masjet Soleiman, in Iran, the company was originally called the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC). In 1913, the company was granted a license to search for, refine, produce, and export oil. It was renamed the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) in 1935.

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