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THIS MONTH IN PETROLEUM HISTORY

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This Week in Petroleum History, January 14 to January 20

A 1965 patent for an “underwater manipulator” will lead to modern offshore ROVs. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, January 7 to January 13

America exports oil for the first time in 1862 when the Elizabeth Watts arrives at London. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, December 31 to January 7

A 1905 oil discovery in Humble, Texas, will create major oil companies. Read More

This Week in Petroleum History, December 24 to December 30

World-famous journalist Nellie Bly manufactured a 55-gallon metal barrel in the 1900s. 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

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