The American Oil & Gas Historical Society (AOGHS) is a small non-profit organization that preserves U.S. petroleum history. Its energy education mission depends on tax-deductible donations.
After reporting on the industry since the 1980s, Bruce Wells founded AOGHS in 2003. Based in Washington, D.C., he writes articles, 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 of his brother, U.S. Air Force Col. (ret.) Kristin L. Wells.
“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 the public.”
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