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, December 3 to December 9

For the first time, reflection seismography helped find oil in 1928. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, November 26 to December 2

America’s first drive-in service station opened in 1913 in Pittsburgh. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, November 19 to November 25

Superman’s first movie featured the “World’s Deepest Oil Well” in 1951. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, November 12 to November 18

The modern offshore oil industry began in the Gulf of Mexico in 1947. Read More

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Petroleum history news & EVENTS

Horace Horton’s Spheres

The Chicago Bridge & Iron Company patented “Hortonspheres,” storage vessels invented in the 1920s by its founder. 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

First Louisiana Oil Well

The first Louisiana oil well revealed the giant Jennings oilfield on September 21, 1901, and launched the Pelican State’s petroleum industry. 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