While oil seeps had been seen in the Middle East, Asia, and in many other places throughout the world, the majority of oil discoveries in the first 50 years were in North America, mostly in the United States.

Click on the stars on the map below to learn a little bit about how each of these areas played a role in the early history of oil!

1- Titusville, Pennsylvania - The first commercial well drilled in the United States
2- Spindletop, Texas -
Hailed as the "Birth of the Modern Oil Industry"
3- Signal Hill, California
- One of the most productive fields per acre the world has ever known

The World of Oil

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