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 17 – September 23

The first major oil discovery in Utah arrives in the giant Uinta Basin in 1948. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, September 10 to September 16

The Texas oil industry got its start in 1866 with a well drilled at Nacogdoches. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, September 3 to September 9

Modern gas pumps began in 1885 with a kerosene pump at a grocery store. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, August 27 to September 2

An 1859 Pennsylvania oil discovery launched the U.S. petroleum industry. 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