Natural Gas – 100 Years Ago Today, January 6, 1923!
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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 23, 1922. Read our 100-year old news items on the subjects of production declines, Congressional gas, modern homes, oil and gas leasing and baking with natural gas.
Rapid Decline in Natural Gas?
How wrong we can be with predictions!
A 100 years changes everything except the fact we are always inclined to see either triumph or disaster ahead and never the ‘tween.
It Could Always Be Worse, Though!
All that’s needed to ensure disaster triumphs, of course, is to put the experts in the Federal bureaucracy in charge or, worse, Congress.
Was the writer looking to Congress to save the day? Or, simply reflecting on the fact more of it is produced there than anywhere else in the world? Well, we know the answer, don’t we?
Modern Homes in 1923
Running water and natural gas lighting; what could be better?
Life was simpler then, wasn’t it?
Leasing of Federal Lands for Oil and Gas in 1923
This is an interesting article but is the cartoon one of celebration or cynicism?
I’m not sure I can tell. It’s not really clear, so you be he judge!
Meanwhile, at the Bakery…
Natural gas yields good bread, it turns out:
Is there anything natural gas can’t do? No, it seems not.
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