U.S. energy infrastructure history is more than barrels, storage tanks, pipelines, trucks, and refineries that fuel planes, trains, and automobiles.
From the first wooden oil barrels to internal combustion engines, electric-diesel trains, high-octane airplane fuels, service station gas pumps, liquefied natural gas tanks, and pipelines are just a small sample petroleum’s role in daily life since the first commercial U.S. oil well of 1859.
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