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, November 20 to November 26

The Man of Steel’s first movie featured the “World’s Deepest Oil Well” in 1951. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, November 13 to November 19

Modern offshore petroleum industry begins in 1947 in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, November 6 to November 12

Con Edison of New York City in 1884 becomes the largest gas utility in America. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, October 30 to November 5

The first U.S. auto show opened in Madison Square Garden in 1900. Read More

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Petroleum history news & EVENTS

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

Buffalo Bill Shoshone Oil Company

Col. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s legacy extends beyond his Wild West show. Learn about his exploration into the oil business. Read More

A giant Michigan oilfield was discovered on a dairy farm in 1957. Ferne Houseknecht’s well revealed the 29-mile-long “Golden Gulch.” 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