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, June 18 – 24

A giant oilfield is discovered at Signal Hill, California, in June 1921. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, June 11 – 17

“Mr. Charlie,” the first movable, submersible drilling barge, was launched in 1954. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, June 4 – 10

Secret operation PLUTO’s coiled pipelines assured WWII victory after D-Day. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, May 28-June 3

A 1923 “Oil Well of the Century” endowed the University of Texas with millions. 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