Friday, January 15, 2016

Fact of the Day: Early Texas Oil

Spindletop hill is located near Beaumont, Texas where in 1901 someone found a large amount of crude oil. It produced about a 100,000 barrels of oil per day for nine days. The grand find created the rise of the Texas oil industry, and the United States of America eventually became the world's leader in oil production

18 comments:

Huggybear said...

And how SO MUCH the USA depends NOW on oil!
The movie - "Giant" depicted this so well.
I reckon one of the classic movies ever produced in the
USA.
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

Margaret-whiteangel said...

A blessing it was found...

Kati said...

Good for them!

-Kati

R's Rue said...

Great to know
www.rsrue.blogspot.com

Pat Hatt said...

That is a crap ton of oil a day, at least for a while.

Martha said...

That's a lot of oil!

Anna-Alina said...

Wow! A lot of the oil!

Anna-Alina said...

Wow! A lot of the oil!

Al Penwasser said...

Who's the leader now? I know I could Google it (and look like a genius), but this is so much better.

Al Penwasser said...

Who's the leader now? I know I could Google it (and look like a genius), but this is so much better.

Unknown said...

good one. well oil is cheaper than water now lol.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Like Al, I have a feeling we are not the leader anymore. Based on how much foreign oil prices have us by the balls.

Huggybear said...

Well then GOOGLE!
Russia tops and then Saudi Arabia.
Now you know.
I put this ignorance and laziness down to the fact that people living above the Equator are rather lazy
and people living below the Equator are far more
inquisitive, intelligent, more travelled (by far) and
active.
I hope you know what the Equator is?
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

Christine said...

Interesting!

bj said...

Sorry to butt in on your conversation with Adam but just had to mention that Giant is one of my all-time favorite movies. I liked Rock Hudson and Liz Taylor both but it was James Dean that stole the show for me. He was awesome in it.

bj said...

Sure a lot of rich people due to oil in Texas....wish I had a well or two because, sooner or later, the price will come back up.

Kay said...

I don't think people realize that the U.S. does provide a whole lot of oil as it is for our needs.

Huggybear said...

No worries, bj. I am so delighted we agree on something - ha ha.
However please don't use that "over used" word that the young can't stop using in any sentence - AWESOME.
That word repulses me.
When at even check-outs you give the correct change over which saves them to do simple mathematical calculations, you are greeted with the words - "Oh thank you, that is awesome"!!!
I will delicately refrain from telling you my response but it is bloody "AWESOME" in the TRUE and PROPER meaning of the word.
Cheers
B J Hunnicut aka Colin