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1. History
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The early history of petroleum Seepage v. drilling “Modern” oil: 1859 – present Drake well, PA (1859) “Gushers” near Caspian Sea (1870s) Spindletop, TX (1900) http://azer.com/aiweb/categories/magazine/ai102_folder/102_photos/102_329_nobel_oilwells.jpg http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/topogeo/oilandgas/images/drakes_well.jpg
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Why petroleum? Two motives Industrial lubricants ***Lighting Late 19th century: 85% of crude oil refined into kerosene for lighting http://www.sirlampsalot.com/images/volume%203%20cover.jpg
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Changes in oil consumption (1900 – 1930) Oil-burning furnaces Internal combustion engine Transportation technologies http://www.hebrewhistory.info/images/factpaper/32-IIc.jpg http://www.ruralhistory.org/nof/victorianfarming/assets/section5.jpg
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