Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1917-1948 (2)--Original Data, 1948-1955. Data Are For Amount Of Crude Oil Run To Stills At Refineries, Including Foreign As Well As Domestic Petroleum. Source: Data For 1917-1930: Petroleum Refinery Statistics Bulletins. Data For 1931-1948: U.S Geological Survey, Minerals Yearbooks.
This NBER data series m01125aa appears on the NBER website in Chapter 1 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter01.html.
NBER Indicator: m01125aa
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Crude Petroleum Consumption, Runs To Stills for United States [M015AAUSM387NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M015AAUSM387NNBR, February 11, 2016.