A Message from the Editor

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The American Oil & Gas Historical Society (AOGHS) advocates the preservation of U.S. petroleum history through exhibition, preservation – and especially educational programming.

Bruce Wells founded AOGHS in 2003. Based in Washington, D.C., he maintains the website, speaks at industry events and assists researchers, teachers, students and others interested in petroleum history.

Wells is assisted by the volunteer research and writing skills of his brother, U.S. Air Force Col. (ret.) Kristin L. Wells, of Naples, Florida.

“We strongly believe many individuals from the oil patch, community museums volunteers, historical societies, and historic exploration companies not only preserve a remarkable history, they serve as ambassadors to an often skeptical public.”
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AOGHS is administered as a 501(c)-3 nonprofit unfunded program of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) Education Foundation.

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