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 12 to February 18

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

This Week in Petroleum History, February 5 to February 11

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

This Week in Petroleum History, January 29 to February 4

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

This Week in Petroleum History, January 22 to January 28

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