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When I was a child I used to play around with the figures of a game that a relative of mine had tucked away in his attic. It was some sort of oil trading board game and some of the components I remember playing with were:

  1. Oil tanker minis
  2. Spherical gas storage tank minis: Gas Containers
  3. World map, very minimal graphic style
  4. Paper money, like something out of an old Monopoly copy

Publishing Date: The game was possibly published in the 1970s / 80s Visual Style: Quite minimal and somewhat bleak, a bit like Twilight Struggle

I was too young to figure out the rules or how to play the game, especially since it was in English and it isn't my mother tongue, however I had a lot of fun playing with the minis and from what I remember the game seemed quite complex and may be worth tracking down and playing it now.

Thanks in advance!

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    As usual, a specific year (or range) and country would be helpful. – The Chaz 2.0 Oct 30 at 15:18
  • Case in point, the suggestion below of Wildcatters would be precluded from consideration if we knew that this was before 2010. – The Chaz 2.0 Oct 30 at 15:21
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    Sorry, I would say the publishing date would have been in the 70s or 80s, I will add it to the post. Also the visual design was somewhat bleak, something in the lines of Twilight Struggle. – MACC Oct 31 at 11:12
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    Just searching Oil on BoardGameGeek pulls up dozens of results, several of which are within the appropriate time frame, and many of which have pieces that might fit the description. @MACC If you find the answer yourself, it's totally acceptable to answer your own question. – aslum Oct 31 at 17:08
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Perhaps "Wildcatters" as shown on the website of CapStone Games.

This link is the game on BGG.

Oil tanker minis:

Oil tanker minis

Spherical gas storage tank minis:

Spherical gas storage tank minis

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