Natural Gas – 100 Years Ago Today, July 21, 1923
Shepstone Management Company, Inc.
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.
It’s fun and illuminating to look back 100 years ago at what was happening with natural gas. It’s also eye opening, given all we’ve learned over the last century. There is, indeed, little new under the sun, as our stories repeatedly demonstrate.
There is, indeed, little new under the sun, as our stories repeatedly demonstrate. Natural Gas – 100 Years Ago Today, July 21, 1923. Read our 100-year old news items on husbands and wives, carbon black, hope running dry and the Skinner Hollow Gas Company.
Husbands: Love Your Wives!
The Greenville Natural Gas Company was putting terrific ads like this every week in 1923:
Interpreted another way, this ad can be seen as a wake-up call to husbands, of course!
Stop Those Carbon Black Plants!
The fear of running out never ceases to excite, does it?
It’s 100 years later and we have more natural gas than ever. Will man ever learn?
Hope Runs Dry!
Well, there may be plenty but that doesn’t you’ll find it everywhere. Only the blessed have natural gas resources.
The deepest holes today go much further down, of course. Our buddy at The Crude Life, in fact, tells us of a 30,000 feet deep gas well.
Kathy Hochul’s Hometown Gets More Gas
Hochul, of course, wants to kill natural gas because she’s a demagogogue and that’s what demagogues do and, besides, its what the NRDC gang of corporatists want, but a century ago things were different.
Skinner Hollow Gas Company; what a great name. Moreover, Forestville, NY (Chautauqua County) is still natural gas country. National Fuel has a pipeline that runs through it, in fact.