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, February 11 to February 17

An oilfield service company is founded in Lufkin, Texas, in 1902. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, February 4 to February 10

Earth scientists found the American Association of Petroleum Geologists in Tulsa. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, January 28 to February 3

“Buffalo Bill” Cody’s legacy extended beyond his Wild West Show and into the Wyoming oilfields. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, January 21 to January 27

The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill helped launch the modern U.S. environmental movement. Read More

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Petroleum history news & EVENTS

Horace Horton’s Spheres

The Chicago Bridge & Iron Company patented “Hortonspheres,” storage vessels invented in the 1920s by its founder. 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

First Louisiana Oil Well

The first Louisiana oil well revealed the giant Jennings oilfield on September 21, 1901, and launched the Pelican State’s petroleum industry. 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