centralized oil & gas companyThe Centralized Oil & Gas Company operated in Gotebo, Oklahoma, and was still in business as late as 1922, according to existing records.

Incorporated in Oklahoma and selling shares by 1919, the company last appeared in the American Oil Directory in 1922 – along with listing of Fair Play Oil & Gas Company and Gotebo Oil & Refining Company.

Like many other oil regions at the time, entrepreneurs in Kiowa County who could quickly secure leases on properties proximate to producing fields improved their chances of drilling a successful well.

The Oklahoma Corporate Commission has no record of a successful well drilled by the Centralized Oil & Gas Company. Note that the same oilfield vignette is used in certificates issued by the Double Standard Oil & Gas Company, the Evangeline Oil Company and the Buffalo-Texas Oil Company…among others.

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The stories of other attempts to join petroleum exploration booms (and avoid busts) can be found in an updated series of research at Is my Old Oil Stock worth Anything?
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