March 18, 2020 – Oil & Gas History News, Vol. 1, No. 3
Oil & Gas History News
Welcome to our monthly look at some important U.S. petroleum history milestones – and perhaps a brief respite from the sad health news, cancellations, market declines, etc. With many community museums now temporarily closed, educators and students are turning to online historical content, including the American Oil & Gas Historical Society website and its updated This Week in Petroleum History.
This circa 1905 photograph, “A forest of oil well derricks at Sour Lake, Texas,” is from the W.D. Hornaday Collection, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin. Oil discoveries at the resort town northwest of the world-famous Spindletop gusher of 1901 would transform the Texas Company; learn more in Sour Lake produces Texaco
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— Bruce Wells, Executive Director, American Oil & Gas Historical Society
“Any survey of the natural resources used as sources of energy must include a discussion about the importance of oil, the lifeblood of all industrialized nations.” — Daniel Yergin, bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize
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