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, October 16 to October 22

The “Roaring Ranger” oil discovery in Texas will help fuel victory in WWI. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, October 9 to October 15

America’s first oil pipeline transported Pennsylvania oil in October 1865. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, October 2 to October 8

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

This Week in Petroleum History, September 25 to October 1

“Tribute to the Roughnecks” commemorates a 1921 California oil discovery. 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 giant Michigan oilfield was discovered on a dairy farm in 1957. Ferne Houseknecht’s well revealed the 29-mile-long “Golden Gulch.” 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