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THIS MONTH IN PETROLEUM HISTORY

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This Week in Petroleum History, October 15 to October 21

The “Roaring Ranger” oil discovery in Texas helped fuel victory in World War I. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, October 8 to October 14

The first major oil pipeline transported Pennsylvania oil in 1865. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, October 1 to October 7

A 1930 oil discovery helped “wash away the misery of the Great Depression” in East Texas. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, September 24 to September 30

The World War II bazooka advanced oil production technologies in the 1950s. 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

Dinosaur Fever – Sinclair’s Icon

Introduced in 1930, the Sinclair Oil “Dino” became a marketing icon whose popularity endures today. 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