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, September 26 – October 2

A “Tribute to the Roughnecks” is dedicated in 2006 at Signal Hill, California. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, September 19 to September 25

The World War II bazooka helps advance petroleum production technology in 1951. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, September 12 to September 18

The Texas oil industry begins in 1866 when a Confederate Army veteran drills at Nacogdoches. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, September 5 to September 11

Modern gas pumps began when a kerosene pump was sold to a grocery store in 1885. 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