Oil and Natural Gas History, Education Resources, Museum News, Exhibits and Events

THIS MONTH IN PETROLEUM HISTORY

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This Week in Petroleum History, November 28 to December 4

America’s first drive-in service station opens in 1913 in Pittsburgh. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, November 21 to November 27

Superman’s first movie includes invaders from the “World’s Deepest Oil Well” in 1951. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, November 14 to November 20

The “Kermac No. 16” drills the first oil well out of sight of land in 1947. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, November 7 to November 13

Consolidated Edison of New York becomes the nation’s largest gas utility in 1884. Read More

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Petroleum history news & EVENTS

Blue Flame Natural Gas Rocket Car

The Blue Flame – Natural Gas Rocket Car: On October 23, 1970, natural gas powered the Blue Flame into the world land-speed record books. Read More

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

  The only giant Michigan oil and natural gas field was discovered in January 1957 on the dairy farm of Ferne Houseknecht. Her first oil well revealed the 29-mile-long “Golden Gulch.” The story of the discovery of Michigan’s only giant oil field … 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