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THIS MONTH IN PETROLEUM HISTORY

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This Week in Petroleum History, July 15 – 21

A 19th century petroleum product fueled the rocket that sent men to the moon. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, July 8 – July 14

Future Wonderful Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum started an oil business in 1883. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History –  July 1 to July 7

President Taft established three Naval Petroleum Reserves in 1910. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, June 24 – 30

The “Hall of Petroleum” opened in 1967 at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Read More

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Dinosaur Fever – Sinclair’s Icon

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

Horace Horton’s Spheres

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

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