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From medicine to jet fuel, the oil industry has not only powered progress, but transformed the world. It all began in the United States in 1859 in northwestern Pennsylvania, when Colonel Edwin Drake drilled the first successful commercial well.

Oil 150 is the official website of the 150th anniversary celebration of the oil industry, which occurs in 2009.

From now through 2009, this site will be updated with information on anniversary events, educational materials, historical places to visit, commemorative items, and more.

You are invited to join the celebration and share our pride in an American-born industry that has fueled unparalled progress in lighting, heating and transporting civilizations worldwide.

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