Edwin Drake was the first American to drill for oil. Drake struck oil in 1859 in Titusville, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Drake pioneered methods still used today such as using a guide pipe 12” in diameter to shield the drilling rig from the well collapsing as well as the use of barrels to store oil, which got it’s start because Drake had nothing else other than old whiskey barrels to store the oil he had found once it came pouring out of the ground. John D. Rockefeller’s fortune was ...
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