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THIS MONTH IN PETROLEUM HISTORY

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This Week in Petroleum History, February 20 to February 26

The world’s first LNG tanker in 1959 was a converted World War II Liberty freighter. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, February 13 to February 19

An oilfield service company is founded in Lufkin, Texas, in 1902. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, February 6 to February 12

Earth scientists meet in Tulsa to found the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, January 30 to February 5

“Buffalo Bill” Cody’s legacy extends beyond his Wild West Show into the Wyoming oilfields. Read More

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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

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

  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 oilfield is … 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