Texas Oil Project

Spindletop Overview

Although there were many oil drills in Texas, Spindletop was the most successful of them all. Native American Indians in the area were aware of oil seeps for centuries, but in 1990 we started to drill for oil. In 1900 oil spewed out 100 feet high for nine days before they could cap it. They produced about 100,000 barrels of oil each day son after.

Spindletop gusher

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Oil Wells

Modern Day Oil Uses

Oil is currently used mostly for transportation, for example, cars, boats, trains, and airplanes. It is also used as a source of electrical energy. By burning oil, it powers billions of lives around the world.

Boom Towns in Texas

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Economic and Social Effects

A social effect is that Texas became more diverse as the boom towns evolved.

An economic effect is that provided more jobs, and anybody that worked in the oil industries became wealthy.