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, May 21 – 27

As trains converted from coal to diesel power, the Zephyr “streamliner” set a speed record in 1934. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, May 14 – 20

Drilling technology advanced in 1942 when George Failing added a rig to a farm truck. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, May 7 – May 13

Confederate raiders in 1863 attacked Burning Springs, an oilfield in western Virginia. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, April 30 – May 6

An 1869 “submarine drilling apparatus” patent presages modern offshore technologies. 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