us oil history

  • Jan 1, 1001


    The history of oil in the US begins with the history of the earth which is estimated to be 4.5 billion years
  • Jul 6, 1050

    Mesozoic age

    Mesozoic age
    The Texas oil fields were formed during the Mesozoic age
  • Drake oil well

    Drake oil well
    First successful oil well in United States drilled by Drake in Pennsylvania
  • John D. Rockefeller

    John D. Rockefeller
    Established Standard Oil Company
  • Spindletop Texas

    Spindletop Texas
    Lucas gusher in Spindletop Texas
  • Ida Tarbell

    Ida Tarbell
    Published history of Standard Oil Company and her research led to Sherman Anti Trust Act
  • US Oil Production

    US Oil Production
    US oil production vs import reached its height in 1970. After 1970 and following the establishment of OPEC production vs import altered dramatically.
  • Bakkan Oil Deposit Montana

    Bakkan Oil Deposit Montana
    Largest oil field in US history
  • Deepwater Horizon

    Deepwater Horizon
    Largest oil spill in US history
  • Public Opinion regarding offshore drilling

    Public Opinion regarding offshore drilling
    Public opinion shifted to majority opposing offshore drilling