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THIS MONTH IN PETROLEUM HISTORY

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This Week in Petroleum History, April 22 – 28

Oil and Gas Well fracturing technology – “fracking” – began with an 1865 patent. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, April 16 – 21

The Los Angeles oilfield is discovered in 1892 near oil seeps at present-day Dodger Stadium. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, April 8 to April 15

An Oklahoma well set a world depth record in the Anadarko Basin in 1974. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, April 1 to April 7

A North Dakota oil well revealed the 134,000-square-mile Williston Basin in 1951. 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

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