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, April 16 to April 22

The Los Angeles oilfield is discovered in 1892 near oil seeps at present-day Dodger Stadium. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, April 9 to April 15

An Oklahoma well set a world depth record in the Anadarko Basin in 1974. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, April 2 to April 8

A North Dakota oil well revealed the 134,000-square-mile Williston Basin in 1951. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, March 26 to April 1

A 1911 oil discovery will help make Electra the “Pump Jack Capital of Texas.” Read More

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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