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From The New-York Times October 27, 1867: Petroleum for Fuel. There have been many objections urged to the use of petroleum as fuel on sea-going vessels, most of which, we believe, will be successfully set aside. But none of them … Continue reading

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Using Oil As a Weapon

It didn’t take long. In 1859 Edwin Laurentine Drake successfully drilled for oil in Titusville, Pennsylvania. 150 years ago this week there was at least speculation about possible destructive uses of the material that was becoming more and more available. … Continue reading

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