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The birth of the US Oil Industry occurred in Titusville Pennsylvania in 1859. Historic mainly because it was the first oil well in the country but a gusher it was not.  Then in 1901 history was made at Spindletop. A Texas sized gusher that changed the course of the oil industry. Technological advances engineered in Texas during this early period paved the way for other oil producing states like California to increase their production. Fishtail drilling bits gave way to the Hughes Tool Rotary Rock bit. The movers and shakers of the oil industry converged on Houston in the early 1900ís and the city still reigns today as the energy capital of the world. Trouble in the oil patch, no problem! Texas roughnecks were coping with gas and oil well blowouts long before the petroleum fires of the Middle East.

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