McCafferty, R R 1975-06-20

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R. R. McCafferty, president of Pioneer Products Company, describes that company and the natural gas industry.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: R.R. McCafferty

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 20, 1975

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal history, Father worked for Humble Oil Company, Growing up in oil boom towns, Began working for gas company after high school graduation, Attended Texas Tech from 1936-1939, Coach Pete Cawthon remembered, Service in World War II, Returned to Lubbock to work for Pioneer Natural Gas in 1946, Natural gas in 1946, Gas measurement department, Traces jobs leading to present position of president of Pioneer Products Company.

Tape 1, Side 2: Holdings of Pioneer Products Company, Uranium mining discussed, Other gas companies listed, Reason for problems with gas in Austin and San Antonio, Curtailment of exploration explained, Future of energy, Methane gas, Nuclear power, Discussion of breeder reactor proposed by Southwestern Public Service, Future of Pioneer Natural Gas, Artificial gas described, Detection of leaks from gas pipelines, Aerial inspection, Family named.

Range Dates: 1920s-1975

Bulk Dates: 1936-1975

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