Natural Gas – 100 Years Ago Today, March 31, 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, March 31, 1923.
Read our 100-year old news items on the subjects of Perrier natural gas, Amarillo by morning, a natural gas bargain, purity versus poison and growth one can see.”
Yes, CO2 Has Long Been A Manifestation of Purity, Not Pollution
Perrier water is (or was) naturally carbonated as a result of volcanic activity that produced the CO2, which, like water, is a derivative, if you will, of natural gas. Hence, the following:
31 Mar 1923, Sat Western Evening Herald (Plymouth, Devon, England) Newspapers.com
And, “ladies greatly appreciate its delicacy, freshness and ‘clean’ taste.” What more could be desired?
Amarillo by Morning?
George Strait wasn’t around then, but…
31 Mar 1923, Sat Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times-Democrat (Muskogee, Oklahoma) Newspapers.com
Amarillo by morning, up from San Antone
Everything that I got is just what I’ve got on
I ain’t got a dime, but what I got is mine
I ain’t rich, but Lord, I’m free
Amarillo by morning
Amarillo is where I’ll be.
Natural Gas Was and Is the Best Bargain
Natural gas was always a bargain but what a clever way to make the point!
31 Mar 1923, Sat The Courier-Gazette (McKinney, Texas) Newspapers.com
Sign me up!
As We Said, Natural Gas Is Pure, Not Poison!
This article would have been helpful in all the debate several years about methane in water supplies.
31 Mar 1923, Sat Great Falls Tribune (Great Falls, Montana) Newspapers.com
The lesson is clear: natural gas is not poisonous; it’s pure!
The Practical Impacts of Natural Gas Development
We saw this in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania when natural gas came to town; new homes replacing old.
31 Mar 1923, Sat The Times (Shreveport, Louisiana) Newspapers.com
Notice, too, the admiration in this case for success, not always the case today. And, the focus on homes—a basic necessity—as opposed to the sort of virtue signaling that is the case today as our elites do today by flying into Davos on private jets to supposedly save the planet from their successes and plot how grift off the event.
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