ANVERS. Action de Capital de F500. Serie B. blue, black. #161500. No 125373. The earliest certificate known of the most important PETROFINA company (today part of Total). Extremely rare. Large format, with vignette of oil-wells by a river. Petrofina was formed in Antwerp in 1920, to undertake all types of petroleum business. Much the largest shareholder was the Crédit Mobilier de Belgique. Petrofina's early interests were mainly in Rumania, where it controlled a number of local companies; in 1921 these were amalgamated in the name of Concordia. Petrofina formed a link withthe American company, Pure Oil Co., working as Purfina. Further expansion followed, into Hungary, Turkey, France and the Congo. By the late 1920s Petrofina's activities had spread across most of Europe, and it has been the leading Belgian oil company ever since.
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