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⟶ Updated 1 Jan 2018 ⟶
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1 Jan 2018
Using bamboo poles, China begins to drill oil from 800 feet underwater, the first sign of oil drilling in history.
The USA’s first oil drilling plant, in Pennsylvania, begins producing 15 barrels every day.
Karl Ben, a German automobile engineer, receives the patent for a gas fueled car, the beginning of oil dependency.
East of Santa Barbara, oil wells begin drilling into the ocean, the beginning of a major problem known as offshore drilling.
The Model T Ford is released, requiring an unbelievable quantity of oil, and beginning a sudden increase of oil consumption
Oil is pronounced the most popular energy source, an important moment in the oil industry
DeepWater Horizon, an offshore drilling location in the Gulf Of Mexico explodes, murdering 11 crew members and polluting the entire ocean.
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