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RODESSA OILFIELD

... the northeastern corner of Marion County. Drilling on the Texas side of the field began on December 24, 1936, with the completion of the ... years new extraction methods have raised production, and oil pumped from the Rodessa field made up a significant portion of the 1.5 ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/15/2010 - 21:15 - 0 attachments

OIL SPRINGS, TX

OIL SPRINGS, TEXAS . Oil Springs is on Farm Road 226 thirteen miles east of Nacogdoches in ...

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WHEAT OILFIELD

... located in southwestern Loving County surrounding Mentone, Texas, began permanent commercial production on September 1, 1925, when the ... in 1921 Wheat and Bladen Ramsey organized the Toyah-Bell Oil Company. The company leased acreage on the Russell Ranch one mile east of ...

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CORSICANA OILFIELD

... OILFIELD . Corsicana field is an elliptical-shaped oil and gas producing area located in and around Corsicana in central Navarro County. It is significant because it was the first Texas field to produce oil and gas in important quantities. American Well and ...

TSHA Handbook Online Article - jbrown - 06/12/2010 - 17:01 - 0 attachments

HULL OILFIELD

... of Beaumont in eastern Liberty County. Although the Sun Oil Company located a salt dome in the area in 1908, ten years elapsed before ... History of Liberty County (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1937). Railroad Commission of Texas, Annual Report of the Oil and Gas ...

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LULING OILFIELD

LULING OILFIELD . Edgar B. Davis discovered oil on August 9, 1922, northwest of Luling. With extensive leases, he almost ... Edgar B. Davis: Wildcatter Extraordinary (Luling, Texas: Luling Foundation, 1984). ...

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WOODBINE FAULT-LINE FIELDS

... Navarro, Henderson, and Kaufman counties in east central Texas. The six oil and gas fields on the fault are Mexia (Limestone County, discovered 1920), ...

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YATES OILFIELD

... when the Ira G. Yates 1-A, operated jointly by Mid-Kansas Oil and Gas Company and Transcontinental Oil Company , reached a depth of ... On October 1, 1927, the first field-wide proration in Texas went into effect. Allowables were based on the total potential production ...

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STRONG, STERLING PRICE

... on August 17, 1862. The family moved to Montague County, Texas, in 1871. Strong attended Eastman's National Business College, ... for statewide prohibition . In 1911 he entered the oil business and became president of the Garrison Coal and Oil Company, which ...

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SOUR LAKE OILFIELD

... there led to the construction of the first refinery in Texas. After fire destroyed the first refinery, a new 100-barrel plant was ... real boom, however, came in the wake of the Great Western Oil Company's 1902 gusher, discovered at a depth of 683 feet. The Sour Lake ...

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