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Asiatic Petroleum Company was a joint venture between the "Shell and "Royal Dutch oil companies founded in 1903. It operated in Asia in the early twentieth century.[1] The "corporate headquarters were on "The Bund in Shanghai, China. The division tested the limits of corporate liability in the "Lennard's Carrying Co Ltd v Asiatic Petroleum Co Ltd case.

The company was involved in the early developments of "Frank Whittle in the "jet engine field, a Mr. I Lubbock of the company devising a suitable "combustion chamber design, known as the 'Lubbock Burner' and used in the "Power Jets WU and subsequent engines.[2][3]

In 1951, China requisitioned all property belonging to the company in retaliation for the "Hong Kong Government's requisitioning of the "tanker "Yung Hao.[4]


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