Natural Gas – 100 Years Ago Today, December 2, 1922!
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Natural gas news from a hundred years ago offers great perspective for discussing one of the cleanest sources of energy available then and still today.
I thought it might be fun and illuminating to look back 100 years ago at what was happening with natural gas. It is eye opening, given all we’ve learned over the last century. There is, indeed, little new under the sun, as our stories repeatedly demonstrate. Natural Gas – 100 Years Ago Today, December 2, 1922. Read our 100-year old news items on the subjects of better heating, saving gas for homeowners, retaliatory taxation and Lucifer.
Better Heating, Better Cooking!
A century ago, the Federal Government was promoting natural gas for better heating and cooking with some classic print advertisements.
Too bad government isn’t still promoting what people actually care about rather than imposing corporatist and ideological agendas.
Industry to the Back of the Bus!
Notice how utilities were forced to limit sales of natural gas to industry so homeowners would be sure to have enough; a precious commodity for sure.
We are, sadly and due to the Biden policies of squelching oil and gas development at every opportunity, once again entering into a world of rationing after being energy dominant in the Trump years.
Natural Gas Pioneer Compared to Lucifer!
Shunning of natural gas pioneers was the order of the day in 1792, as this interesting little history explains:
Fun and suspicion are, of course, still part of the game.
The New York Times Calls for Retaliatory Taxation
If you thought the New York Times only recently lost its mind, think again:
Nope, the snooty Times was always reactionary, always in favor of more taxation and always wrong.
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