A Chronology of U.S. Oil & Gas
This Week in Petroleum History
Consolidated Edison of New York City became the largest U.S. gas utility in 1884.
The first U.S. auto show opened in Madison Square Garden in 1900.
William Maclure, the “Father of American Geology,” was born in 1763.
The “Roaring Ranger” oil discovery in Texas helps fuel victory in World War I.
The first major oil pipeline transported Pennsylvania oil in 1865.
A 1930 oil discovery helped “wash away the misery of the Great Depression” in East Texas.
The World War II bazooka advanced oil production technologies in the 1950s.
The first major oil discovery in Utah arrived in the giant Uinta Basin in 1948.
The Texas oil industry began in 1866 with a well drilled at Nacogdoches by a Civil War veteran.
Modern gas pumps began in 1885 with a kerosene pump at a grocery store.
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