There was a rising worldwide consumption of consumer goods.
The gas is distributed to the consumer from the wells in wrought-iron pipes, ranging in diameter from 20 in.
The United States is the gleatest lead producer and consumer in the world, its percentage of the total output and consumption averaging 30.4% and 32-5% respectively in the years 1904-1908.
Since war historically has interrupted the flow of consumer goods, and would do so even more in our present interconnected world, preserving our hard-earned possessions provides an additional disincentive to war.
Moreover, the native population itself constitutes a large consumer of these oils.