December 17, 1884 – Article features Oilfield Thunder and Lightning, Fires and Cannons
“Oil fires, like battles, are fought by artillery” is the reporter’s catchy phrase in a New England magazine article.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology publishes “A Thunder-Storm in the Oil Country” - its firsthand account of the problem of lightning strikes in America’s oilfields.
MIT not only reports on the fiery results of an lightning strike, but also the practice of using artillery to fight such conflagrations. Read the rest of this entry »