How BP Capped The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

It’s been the subject of movies, criticism, and news headlines alike. The Deepwater Horizon blowout in April of 2010 left two different stories. One is the story of the environmental impact, and how things went wrong in the days after the spill…

The Story Of The Russian Oil Industry

American relations with Russia has dominated the news lately. Whether we like it or not, it looks as if our relationship with Russia is about to strengthen over the next few years–especially with former Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as the…

How We Refined Petroleum 100 Years Ago

The complexity of modern petroleum refining is enough to make your head spin. Think of crude oil like a bowl of punch at a party. There’s a ton of different ingredients inside that work together, and much like a bowl of punch, crude oil has…

Embrace The Future & 2017!

For our last history post of the year and with 2017 right around the corner, we thought this throwback photo appropriate! We’re embracing the future and…

How The Ancients Used Petroleum

I’ve always been fascinated with the ancient Egyptians. I think I can trace this fascination back to when I saw “The Mummy” for the first time. It’s still one of my all-time favorites…