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This Week in Petroleum History, February 8 to February 14

Professional earth scientists gather in Tulsa to found the American Association of Petroleum Geologists in 1917. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, February 1 to February 7

W.F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s legacy extends beyond his famous Wild West Show into the Wyoming oil patch. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, January 25 to January 31

The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill will help launch the modern environmental movement. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, January 18 to January 24

A 1965 patent for an “underwater manipulator” will help lead to today’s remotely operated vehicles. Read More

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Petroleum history news & EVENTS

Buffalo Bill Shoshone Oil Company

Col. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s legacy extends beyond his Wild West Show. Learn about his exploration into the oil business. Read More

History of the 42-Gallon Oil Barrel

Soon after America’s first oil discovery in 1859, Pennsylvania oilmen met in and decided a 42-gallon barrel was best for transporting oil. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, November 30 – December 6

America’s first drive-in service station opens in 1913 when “Good Gulf Gasoline” goes on sale in Pittsburgh. Read More

Is my Old Oil Stock worth Anything?

An old petroleum stock certificate’s vignette is often its best value for scripophily – certificates as collectibles. Read More