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, July 16 – 22

A 19th century petroleum product fueled the rocket that sent men to the moon. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, July 9 – July 15

Future Wonderful Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum started an oil business in 1883. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History –  July 2 to July 8

President Taft established three Naval Petroleum Reserves in 1910. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History – June 25 to July 1

The “Hall of Petroleum” opened in 1967 at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Read More

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Petroleum history news & EVENTS

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

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

A well on Ferne Houseknecht’s farm revealed a giant Michigan oilfield in 1957. 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