Oil was first discovered in Taranaki in the 1860s and an oil refinery was built in 1913. The oil exploration shown in this film clip achieved success with the discovery of the Kapuni gas field in South Taranaki in 1959.
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Reference: Pictorial Parade 62. National Film Unit, 1957
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