National Geographic : 1945 Sep
Deane Dickason from Ewing Galloway Tarakan's Tank Farm Before Destruction. Now Its Wells Produce Oil Again, Relieving American Tankers ofaLong Haul Hundreds of wells remained virtually intact despite the wrecking of surface installations. Carrying full equipment, aNetherlands Indies rehabilitation team landed with Allied troops in May. By July it had oil flowing to the United States armed forces. No refinery wasavailable, butTarakan fuel may beburned in ships' boilers and Diesel engines. In 1940 this Netherlands-owned island exported 4,374,000 barrels.