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, September 18 – September 24

World War II bazooka technology advances oil production in 1951. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, September 11 – September 17

The Texas petroleum industry began in 1866 when a Confederate Army veteran drilled at Nacogdoches. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, September 4 – September 10

Modern gas pumps began when a kerosene pump was sold to a grocery store in 1885. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, August 28 – September 3

America’s first “dry hole” is drilled a few days after the first oil discovery in 1859. 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 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