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THIS MONTH IN PETROLEUM HISTORY

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This Week in Petroleum History, January 15 to January 21

A 1965 patent for an “underwater manipulator” will lead to modern offshore ROVs. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, January 8 to January 14

America exports oil for the first time in 1862 when the Elizabeth Watts arrives at London. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, January 1 to January 7

A 1905 oil discovery in Humble, Texas, will create major oil companies. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, December 25 to December 31

Famed journalist Nellie Bly’s Ironclad Manufacturing Company patents a 55-gallon metal barrel in 1905. 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