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, August 21 – 27

The U.S. petroleum industry is born with an 1859 discovery at Titusville, Pennsylvania. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, August 14 – 20

Frank Phillips sponsors the winning plane in a deadly 1927 Pacific air race. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, August 7 – 13

Howard Hughes Sr. patents a dual-cone bit in 1909 and transforms oilfield drilling. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History,  July 31 – August 6

Discovered in 1769, the La Rancho Brea “tar pits” are actually asphalt. 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

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

A giant Michigan oilfield was discovered on a dairy farm in 1957. Ferne Houseknecht’s well revealed the 29-mile-long “Golden Gulch.” 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