September 2008

Vol. 5, No. 3, September 2008 
 
 
 
 
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2009 Energy Education Strategies

 

The historical society’s 3rd annual Energy Education Conference & Field Trip takes place Nov. 12 -14 in Houston. Experts from Pennsylvania to California will share their latest teacher workshop strategies for improving energy education and outreach. A motor coach field trip will tour oil and natural gas museums in Galveston and Beaumont.  Page 7

 

Discovering Edwin Drake

 

Pennsylvania communities are rallying to celebrate next year’s sesquicentennial of America’s first commercial oil discovery by Edwin L. Drake.  Page 3

 

Energy Tomorrow
 
What does the average person really know about energy issues – and about the petroleum industry?  Page 4

 

Producing States

 

The Oil & Gas Producing Industry in Your State: Facts about 33 producing states. Page 5

 

Yellow Dog Inventor

 

Oil patch lore says these two-wicked lanterns were so named because their burning wicks resembled a dog’s glowing eyes at night. Page 10

 

Wisconsin Petroleum Museum

 

From gas pump globes to old cars and everything in between, Ed Jacobsen of Northwoods, Wisconsin, shares his enthusiasm for petroleum – and service station artifacts.  Page 11

 

Illinois Derrick

 

An Olney, Illinois, standard derrick, the symbol of Richland County’s contribution to Southern Illinois rich oil history, may be coming down.  Page 11

 

Gone with the Wind

 

An unusual approach to oilfield firefighting technology would evolve from the “Windmaking Machine” used in Santa Fe Springs, California, in 1929.  Page 12

 

Energizing Detroit

 

Marathon Oil Corp. has given the Detroit Science Center a $2.4 million grant to create a Future Fuels gallery.  Page 13

 

Deep Sea Roughnecks

 

The pursuit of offshore oil and natural gas demanded technological innovation as exploration led to deeper and more inhospitable waters.  Page 14

 

Tiger Tale

 

Ads from the ExxonMobil Historical Collection at the Center for American History are new exhibits at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.  Page 15
 

 

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Bruce Wells,
Oct 21, 2008, 8:14 AM
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