Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook

moments in the history of oil

Posted in oil, oil rigs by bowsprite on 2010/05/13

Oil has used as fuel for cooking and lighting for centuries.

The earliest drilled wells were found in China around 300AD.

Early Inuit cut blocks of oil-soaked tundra from natural seeps.

Marco Polo wrote about oil laden ships of the Caspian Sea.

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