Natural Gas – 100 Years Ago Today, May 5, 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.
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, May 5, 1923.
There is, indeed, little new under the sun, as our stories repeatedly demonstrate. Natural Gas – 100 Years Ago Today, May 5, 1923. Read our 100-year old news items on the subjects of flaming waters before there was Gasland, a failed Canadian attempt to free natural gas, Colonel Drake’s man in Kansas and brevity as the secret to attracting investors.
Quick! Someone Get Josh Fox!
The abject silliness of Josh Fox‘s Gasland movie suggestion that only fracking could create flaming water is, looking back, now patently obvious, isn’t it?
And, this is a story from the Ithaca Journal, no less, where most fantasies regarding regarding fracking, including Gasland, originated with the aid of gobs of dark money from the Park Foundation!
Free Natural Gas!
Canadians made an attempt to free natural gas from regulation a century ago.
Sadly, the attempt to free natural gas from regulation died, but there’s always hope, of course!
Pennsylvanian Who New Drake Drills in Kansas
This fascinating little story speaks to how natural gas and oil, as industries, changed lives and communities as well as the world as a whole.
Ten brothers employed in the same industry is an amazing testament to the power of oil and natural gas as industries at the time.
Too Much Brevity?
Brevity is, indeed, the source of wit, but is this taking things too far?
It got my attention, so perhaps it got others and drew in investors, which, of course, was the idea.