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This Week in Petroleum History, December 9 to December 15

December 9, 1921 – GM Scientists discover Anti-Knock Properties of Leaded Gas Leaded gas was good for engines, bad for people. GM researchers Thomas Midgely Jr. and Charles Kettering discovered the antiknock properties of tetraethyl lead. They had spent years...

This Week in Petroleum History, December 2 to December 8

On December 2, 2011, Enron, once the world’s largest energy-trading company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, beginning one of the largest corporate scandals in U.S. history. The Houston-based company had reached a market value of almost $70 billion…

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