Natural Gas Extraction | Natural Gas in General
Natural Gas Processing and Delivery | Natural Gas Transport | Natural Gas Use
The history of natural gas extends to antiquity. In America it was known to the indians, who observed it issuing from the ground in various spots, chiefly along the western side of the Appalacian Highlands. It was used for illuminating purposes in Fredonia, N.Y., as early as 1821 and the effect was so striking compared to gas made from coal that a German scientist hailed the beautuful, clear gas lights as the eighth wonder of the world. Gas associated with Pennsylvania oil was used for industrial purposes first in Pittsburgh, and its general use then spread to other industrial centers.
Some sources of information:
Natural Gas Information and Educational Resources is an industry-wide collaborative effort to educate the general
public on natural gas, including history, without company-specific
Energy Information Administration (home page), plus:
Historical Data and Analysis provides production and consumption statistics.
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